The extension at St Michael’s Primary School Lower School site, on St. Michael’s Street, was officially opened by the Bishop of St Albans on Wednesday 1 November. The addition of new dining facilities gives the youngest children in the school their own dedicated place to eat and play at lunchtime.
Mrs Alison Rafferty, Headteacher, said: “We are delighted to open the lower school extension at St Michael’s. The new building is entirely in keeping with the old Victorian school, while providing modern internal facilities.”
The whole school gathered on the playground for the ceremony, which included the singing of ‘The Wise Man Built his House upon the Rock’. The oldest and youngest children of the school officially marked the opening of the new building by cutting a ribbon and then ringing the old school bell, which hasn’t chimed in over 10 years!
Planning permission has recently been received to build two new classrooms at the Top School site next to St Michael’s Church. This is an important milestone in the school’s history as it will enable the school, for the first time, to take 30 children into the Reception Class in September 2018, at a time when there is increasing demand for places in the centre of St Albans.