The current Ashurst Primary School
The current Ashurst Primary School

St Helens Labour Council has today approved £6 million improvements to Ashurst Primary School, Blackbrook.

The Cabinet report approved by Councillors highlights a “significant structural problem” in the current school building, causing water leaks through the ceilings to be an ongoing problem, affecting the work of pupils and staff.

Labour’s Councillor Sue Murphy, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Developing Young People, says: “I am delighted that we have today approved these significant improvements to Ashurst Primary School. As the Cabinet report states, the current school site is ‘no longer suitable for the delivery of a modern curriculum’. It also makes clear other problems such as classrooms being too small, and a school hall ‘smaller than recommended making whole school/wider school community activities difficult.’

The pupils and wider school community deserve better than this, and we as a Labour Council are proud to be doing all we can to improve the situation for them, so that children and the school as a whole can thrive.”

Read the Cabinet report and find out more here:

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