Our New Primary School
In 2017 we launched our ambitious fundraising appeal to build a brand-new purpose built Primary School for our youngest deaf pupils. June 2021 marked our groundbreaking event and building work commenced. Since then we have been able to share the progress of the project from the start to its finish. Take a look through our journey of our new school below.
We are now delighted to be open with our new Primary School in September 2022.
Our new primary school build has started
Learning and Talking
Mary Hare 144 subscribers Preparing the site
Keep those diggers moving
First drone shots of the site
BBC South Today June 2021 Groundbreaking
Drone Footage w/c 21st June
More Wonderful Drone Footage w/c 21st June
Build Update w/c 21st June
Build Update w/c 25th June
Build Update w/c 19th July
Build Update w/c 2nd August
The Framework Begins
Drone Footage 21st August
Work on the steel frame
Progress on our primary build
Drone footage of the new Primary School
January drone footage of new Primary School
Progress on the new Primary School Feb 22
Pupils' first reactions to their new school
From start to finish
July 4th 2017
The Mary Hare Foundation launches the Appeal to raise funds to build a new Primary School. Target: £4,000,000
£600,000 raised towards the Appeal. August 2018 Planning permission is granted.
£2,050,000 raised towards the Appeal. September 2020 Mill Hall (the existing Primary School) is put up for sale.
£3,230,000 raised towards the Appeal. Coronavirus delays the start of building work.
£3,520,000 raised to date. Builders arrive on site.
Groundbreaking event held. Younger pupils put spade in the ground.
The 'D' Footprint is in place. The steel frame of school is built.
The roof is complete, windows are fitted and we are starting to see the shape of the internal rooms.
The keys are handed from our contractor, Beard. Time to move in!
Our new Primary School is officially open!