January 2019 Update
The builders have been into the old school for the past month, removing debris, unwanted furniture and any unwanted materials.
This work will finish by the end of January. Then the demolition crew start their work!
The demolition team will begin by knocking down the junior block of the old school, ensuring that they keep dust to a minimum using dust-suppression techniques. During the February half term the team plan to remove the old building that is closest to the new school.
The demolition work is scheduled to take around 8 weeks to complete. The process will be noisy at times.
Elliotts have two phases to the demolition project - the first removing the old school and making good the new playground and then the second phase - making good the bottom playground and completing the landscaping and planting. We hope that before the end of the summer term we will have not only our beautiful new building but also an amazing outdoor space in which to learn and play.
So what plans do we have for the new playgrounds?
The school council have requested trees, an outdoor library, an area where they can grow things, a nature garden and an area to play football. I hope that we can provide all of these areas and more! We'd like a mile track mapped on the playground and to reinstate the much used games of 4-square! We have received a very generous donation that will go toward the development of a nature garden and have discussed ideas with a company who would like to do some community outreach work. We hope they will be able to help us with the design and planting of the area. There is much work to do, but this is, another, very exciting time for Mayfield, the staff, Governors, children and their families.