School expansion increases pupil capacity by 50 per cent

July 27, 2021

Staynor Hall Community Primary Academy is set to welcome over 100 more pupils through its doors thanks to an £800,000 expansion.

North Yorkshire County Council funded the works for four additional new classrooms and additional nursery space. It will allow the school to grow from 210 to 315 pupils and meet the demand from the increasing number of families moving into the Staynor Hall housing development. Six more parking spaces, including disabled parking bays, were also created as well as additional areas for the storage of 40 cycles and 40 scooters.

County Councillor Patrick Mulligan, Executive Member for Schools said: “We have worked closely with the Ebor Academy Trust on this project. “The additional classrooms will ensure the academy and the council continue to meet the increasing need for school places in Selby’s growing community and that children can continue to be provided with an excellent education in an environment tailor-made for high quality learning.” Ebor Academy Trust, which runs the school, worked in partnership to deliver the scheme with design consultants, Eddisons and contractors JP Developers of Hull.

The school, which opened in 2016, was designed from the outset to have a phased extension added. Gail Brown, chief executive of Ebor Academy Trust, said: “This has been another successful partnership and we are thrilled that Staynor Hall can now accept more children. “We have worked with North Yorkshire Council since before the school was built and share the same commitment to providing the best education possible for our children.”

Staynor Hall Headteacher Donna Bedford. (29-07-208 SU)

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