Pre-school extends to almost double intake

Bearbrook Combined School has a new extension

Bearbrook Combined School has a new extension

A new extension with high-tech resources will almost double the number of children that Bearbrook pre-school can take.

Bearbrook Combined School, in Fowler Road, Aylesbury, which is made up of a pre-school for three-five year olds and a primary school for up to 11 year olds, unveiled its new building this afternoon.

A ceremony was conducted by headteacher Marcus Faulkner and Bucks County Council chairman Carl Etholen.

The new resources and play area, which has been provided by the Government Early Years programme, will now enable Bearbrook’s pre-school section to take up to 84 children each day including two year olds for the first time.

Previously, the pre-school was able to take 24 children in a morning and the same in an afternoon but with the increased intake the school has also welcomed five new members of staff.

Mr Faulkner, who has been headteacher for almost seven years, said: “It’s an absolutely fantastic indoor space for the children to learn and play with interactive televisions and iPads.

“They’ve also got outside tunnels they can climb through, a tree house and sand pits.

“It’s been an all-day party for the children. Colonel Custard has been here doing magic, the kids helped cut the ribbon and they’ve all gone home with a piece of cake and clutching a bunch of balloons.”




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