Building Solid FoundationsJanet Burrows
Mr Williams often speaks of the importance of building the educational and character foundations that help students secure future career success when they leave school.
Over the last few weeks, Malton School has been digging some physical foundations to help it build on its success moving forward. Work started on 8th February to build 4 new multi-purpose classrooms.
The new classrooms, which will be built between the two wings of the School – the former Grammar School (now the East Wing) and the former Secondary Modern School (now the West Wing) – are due to be completed for the start of the new academic year in September 2021. They will help the School accommodate its growing student roll as it expects, for the 5th consecutive year of significant over-subscription, to welcome a Year 7 intake of 150 students or more.
The new classroom block is being funded by North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) who are overseeing the delivery of the work by their chosen contractor, Parkinsons. Matt George, Strategic Planning Officer for NYCC, who has organised similar builds for schools in his time with the Council said, “This is an important development for Malton School as the need for school capacity in this part of North Yorkshire continues to grow. The project will deliver 4 large, multi-purpose classrooms with an associated toilet block and a covered walkway for part of the path between the two main wings of the school.”
Speaking about the project, Mr Williams said, “We are delighted to see the work begin on the building of these classrooms, which will not only help accommodate the growing numbers of students wanting to come to Malton, but will also add to the list of first-rate facilities that the students who are with us are able to enjoy and benefit from.”