Following its extension and refurbishment programme, Spring Vale Primary was awarded Ofsted Outstanding.
Spring Vale Primary School, Wolverhampton, was keen to raise its Ofsted rating from Good to Outstanding, but was limited by a tired built environment.
An extension and refurbishment programme, completed in 2019, created an exceptional building. The project comprised:
- extensive remodelling/refurbishment of existing accommodation
- new two-storey extension
- dedicated dance studio
- hard play surface
- car parking
To successfully deliver the school’s ambitions and allow a seamless start to the new academic year, the project was programmed over seven phases, with a maximum of three running concurrently at any given point.
A local supply chain was used and the project achieved a social value return of 47p per £1 spent, far exceeding the 10p target. Ten school engagement initiatives were undertaken, including creation of a bespoke student viewing zone that provided a positive view of construction careers.
Since completion, feedback has been very positive:
- Spring Vale was awarded Ofsted Outstanding in all areas in October 2019—the fifth school in the country to achieve this grading under the new framework.
- The school’s attainment and attendance have improved and subsequently, the school received its highest number of first-preference admission applications in its 60-year history.
- The dedicated dance studio has been highly praised, as it facilitates healthier lifestyles and has led to an increase in extra-curricular activity provision.
Our team provided project management, cost management and principal designer services under the Scape framework agreement. The project was delivered on time, well within the specified budget and savings of £75k were achieved due to our diligent cost management.