Primary school in Forest Gate gets modern pre-school and arts facilities

A classroom in the new nursery building. Picture: Dennis Gilbert/VIEW

A classroom in the new nursery building. Picture: Dennis Gilbert/VIEW - Credit: Archant

A rundown nursery in Forest Gate has been replaced with a state-of-the-art building.

The outside of the new nursery building in Sandringham Road. Picture: Dennis Gilbert/VIEW

The outside of the new nursery building in Sandringham Road. Picture: Dennis Gilbert/VIEW - Credit: Archant

Sandringham Primary School was lacking teaching facilities for art and music, and pre-school pupils didn’t have a designated space.

The new building includes all of these, with rooflights and sliding doors to let in light, and art, music and drama rooms on the first floor.

Robert Cleary, Sandringham’s headteacher, said: “We are very lucky to have this beautiful new building.

“The idea was to have a community building, visible to parents as they drop off their children, and now we have just that.”

Pupils lining up outside the new nursery building. Picture: Dennis Gilbert/VIEW

Pupils lining up outside the new nursery building. Picture: Dennis Gilbert/VIEW - Credit: Archant


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The building was designed by Walters & Cohen Architects. Michal Cohen, director at the firm, said: “The responses from the children have been great. We wanted to create something which established a relationship with the existing school site and the surroundings, and I believe we’ve delivered that. We hope the building continues to delight for many years to come.”

The outside of the new nursery building in Sandringham Road. Picture: Dennis Gilbert/VIEW

The outside of the new nursery building in Sandringham Road. Picture: Dennis Gilbert/VIEW - Credit: Archant

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