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Ivy Lane School

Ivy Lane School

New Build for EYFS and Year 1

We are very excited that our new build is finally underway to replace the Pratten Classroom block that housed Early Years and lower Key Stage.

A successful application was made in the 2020/21 CIF round. The Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) is an annual bidding round for eligible academies, sixth-form colleges and VA schools to apply for capital funding. The priority for the fund is to address significant condition need, keeping education provider buildings safe and in good working order. This includes funding projects to address health and safety issues, building compliance and poor building condition.

Work is now underway with TG Escapes, providing a fully inclusive service from groundworks to handover. The speedy modular construction process means that the £1million, 465m2 bespoke building will be ready to use within 20 weeks once works have commenced.


The new building will have 5 classroom spaces with toilets which will accommodate Pre-School, Reception and Year 1 children. There will also be a moveable partition for flexible space in the Reception Unit, office space and reception area. It also features a covered walkway for outdoor learning and multiple access points to the outdoors.


The demolition of the old Pratten building was carried out during October half-term and the groundworks commenced at the end of November. We will keep updating this page with photographs of the progress. We are hoping for completion and move in, at the end of April 2021.