Over the Summer Holidays Richmond House School demolished and rebuilt their Early Years building, replacing it with a new, purpose-built Nursery School and two Reception classrooms. The building is designed to create the optimal learning environment for the younger children. This includes areas for quieter learning, space for messy play, and a cosy, age-appropriate library to encourage a love of reading. The design even includes separate welly storage for the children’s all-important outdoor learning lessons in the school’s yurt and 10 acres of fields.

Headteacher, Helen Stiles says “We are very excited about our new Early Years development. Whilst the new building creates a more spacious learning environment, it does not increase the capacity of the school, as we want to maintain its warm, family feel. The increased, carefully designed space, will give our youngest children the best opportunities to learn, develop and play from the moment they join our school”.

This building was completed for the start of the Autumn term and is the first of 3 phases of building development planned for the school.