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Road Closure on Silver Street - from 6th January 2020

December 20, 2019

The road closures are proposed for 6th January. Please refer to the map to the left. We apologise for any inconvenience, however this work has been stipulated by BANES to support future housing developments. We will keep you updated as and when we know more details. 

Norton Hill Primary School Open Morning

December 12, 2019

On Wednesday 8th January, there will be an open morning for Norton Hill Primary School. This will be held at Somervale Secondary School from 9:15am. 

To secure a space at the evening, please email office@nortonhillprimaryschool with your name, your child's name and how many seats that will be required. 

ISG Update

November 26, 2019

Hello, we would like to introduce ourselves. We are ISG, the team delivering the new Norton Hill Primary School and road / footpath improvement works to Silver Street. We are a construction services company specialising in fit out, construction and engineering services, dedicated to delivering places that help people and businesses thrive.

We are proud to be working with the Department for Education (DfE) to bring this aspirational new primary school to the community of Midsomer Norton.

 

Once complete, this 630-place 4-11 year old bespoke school will specialise in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), modern foreign languages, forest school and outdoor learning.

 

We have been on site since August 2019 and the school building is now starting to take shape. The project is due to complete in Summer 2020 with pupils able to start the school year in their brand-new facilities.

What’s next in the School construction process?

 

THE SCHOOL

 

We have just finished the ground floor pre-cast concrete slab installation and have progressed swiftly to the erection of the steel frame.

 

Towards the end of November, we will be installing the first-floor slab and commencing the perimeter access scaffolding.

 

Prior to Christmas, you will see the timber roof construction commence, an exciting milestone for the project.

HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENT WORKS

We have been employed via the DfE to carry out the highways works that have been requested by BANES, all of which need to be complete prior to the school opening.

 

We are currently awaiting legal approvals to allow us to arrange road closure notices and liaise with local residents regarding the programme and access arrangements.

 

We are planning to keep the road closure period to a minimum, and residents will always have access to their properties, however as you can appreciate, when carrying out works to this extent, road closure will be necessary. 

The works include:

- Tree and vegetation removal

- New gas, water and electric mains

- Existing services diversion

- New foul drainage

- New storm drainage for surface water

- Road widening, resurfacing

- New footpath/crossings.

Who are ISG?
Our vision is to become the world’s most dynamic construction services company, delivering places that help people and businesses thrive. Our 3,000 worldwide specialists in fit out, technology, construction and developments deliver not just buildings, but also an unbeatable customer
experience.


In our industry, where speed and cost reign, we are committed to creating an unbeatable customer experience, and always want to have a positive effect on the people, environment and communities we work with.


We emphasise ‘care’. We believe the best outputs come from shared goals, mutual support and inclusive practices. As a result, we never run from responsibility; we aren’t afraid of having difficult conversations; and we make it our business to always be proactive, constructive and helpful.

 

Considerate Constructor
We are a founder member of the Considerate Constructors Scheme and take our role very seriously, working hard to minimise the impact of our works on residents.


Getting involved
We are keen to maximise the economic, social and environmental benefits to the local area during our time on site and plan to engage the labour force and community on this project as much as possible.


Training and skills
We are committed to providing a community skills and training legacy and will be working with our supply chain and training partners to ensure that local people can benefit from our involvement in this important local project.


Community events
We want to engage with you, the local community, during this project and will be issuing regular updates and providing opportunities to meet the team as this development comes to life.

Useful Contacts

Bristol office:

Ground Floor,

Unit 1200 Park House,

Parkway North,

Newbrick Road,

Stoke Gifford,

Bristol, BS34 8YU

 

Project manager: Justin Waterson

nortonhillprimary@isgplc.com 

Open Evening

 

Join members of the ISG team for an open evening to look at the plans for the new school and highways improvements.

 

Location: Midsomer Norton Town Hall, Assembly Room

 

Date: 29 November 2019 Time: 17.30 – 19.30

Norton Hill Primary School Open Evening - 5th December 2019

November 13, 2019

On Thursday 5th December, there will be an open evening for Norton Hill Primary School. This will be held at Norton Hill Secondary School from 6:00pm. 

To secure a space at the evening, please email office@nortonhillprimaryschool with your name, your child's name and how many seats that will be required. 

Latest News on Norton Hill Primary School

October 01, 2019

Norton Hill Primary School is due to open in September 2020. This £7.8 million primary school has been designed to be a bespoke school, specialising in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), MFL, Forest School and Outdoor Learning. The school has been commissioned by the DfE to meet the growing numbers of children needing primary school places in the local area. Norton Hill Primary School will have superb sports provision, with two indoor sports halls, a dance studio, two large pitches for football and rugby and a hard surface sports pitch.

 

As part of the Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership, the staff and pupils will work closely with secondary school specialists to support all pupils in experiencing a high quality education in order that they reach their full potential. Our aim is to ensure pupils achieve high academic literacy and numeracy skills and to foster a love of learning, while also becoming confident, independent-minded citizens of the future. Our unique provision will support pupils through their primary school life with a seamless transition into their secondary school education.

 

Alun Williams, CEO of Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership, is delighted to announce the appointment of Kerrie Courtier as the new Executive Headteacher of Norton Hill Primary School. Mrs Courtier is the former Executive Headteacher at Longvernal School, and took the school from an Ofsted rating of ‘Requiring Improvement’ to ‘Good with Outstanding features’.

Reception children starting school in September 2020, need to APPLY NOW via https://capita.bathnes.gov.uk/CitizenPortal_LIVE/Account/Login?ReturnUrl=%2fCitizenPortal_LIVE to avoid disappointment.    

Norton Hill Primary School Gets Final Planning Permission

July 15, 2019

Full approval of a reserved matters planning application has now been granted for the new Norton Hill Primary School to be built on land Midsomer Norton adjacent to the rugby club.  The site on Silver Street approved by B&NES local authority occupies land within easy walking distance of Norton Hill secondary school.  The scheme approved includes measures both to widen Silver Street to ensure road safety, and to provide safe footpaths and cycleways from Norton Hill Secondary School and Charlton Park using land provided by the secondary school. The team planning the new school is delighted with the news.  The new school’s Chair of Governors, Sharon Wiseman said “this is the end of three years of hard work needed to make sure the town has enough primary school places to accommodate the population growth brought by new housing in the area. The school will be a fantastic new option for local parents. We can now appoint a Head Teacher and recruit the key personnel we need”.

The school will be part of the Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership. This includes twenty two schools, including Norton Hill, Somervale and Writhlington secondary schools, and a range of local primary schools in the area.  The success and experience of the Trust means that the new school will have strong backing and support.  Mark Thompson, Deputy CEO of the Trust and the person responsible for planning the new school, said “With nearly 2500 new homes being built or about to be built in the Somer Valley area, a new school is essential for the future of the town.  We are delighted that ISG has been contracted to build the school, as their track record in designing and building schools is outstanding. There will now be a high quality school place for every child in the area. The Norton Hill Primary school will provide something special for the next generation of local children – and will attract the highest quality of teachers”.

The plan is for Norton Hill Primary School to open to Reception pupils in September 2020. Once built, it will have the space to grow to 3 forms of entry in future as numbers in the area increase. Any parent wanting more details can log in to www.nortonhillprimary.com  and sign up for more information and contact with the school.

Norton Hill Primary Opening September 2020

February 25, 2019

After two years of investigation and research, outline planning approval has now been granted for the new Norton Hill Primary School to be built on land adjacent to the rugby club.  After an intensive search looking at all available locations for the school, local authority planners have approved the proposal to build a brand new school on a site on Silver Street within walking distance of Norton Hill secondary school. 

The scheme approved includes measures both to widen Silver Street to ensure road safety, and to provide safe footpaths and cycleways from Norton Hill Secondary School and Charlton Park. The team planning the new school is delighted with the news.  The new school’s Chair of Governors, Sharon Wiseman said “this is such good news. We will provide an exciting curriculum that will allow the children to have a state of the art school and at the same time have access to the resources and the teachers of the secondary school - and this plan will mean children and teachers can move quickly and safely between the two schools. They can learn in a fantastic new building, and easily take advantage of specialist facilities, such as food technology rooms, Science labs and PE facilities”.

The school will be part of the Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership. Mark Thompson, Deputy CEO of the Trust and the person responsible for planning the new school, said “we have been waiting for this moment. We are so pleased with this decision which will basically provide several million pounds of investment in a brand new state-of-the art school for local children. With nearly 2500 new homes being built or about to be built in the Somer Valley area, we want to play our part so that every parent or carer has access to a high quality school place for their child. We now have the chance to plan something really special for children in the local area – and the new Norton Hill primary school will add an exciting choice for parents. ”.

It is anticipated that the Norton Hill Primary School will open to Reception pupils in September 2020, however this will be dependent upon obtaining detailed planning permission in the spring of next year. Once built, it will have the space to grow to 3 forms of entry in future as numbers in the area increase. Any parent wanting more details can log in to www.nortonhillprimary.com  and sign up for more information and contact with the school.

Midsomer Norton Town Council Planning Committee vote to support Norton Hill Primary School Proposal

June 17, 2018

We are pleased to be able to pass on to you the good news that on June 4th 2018, the Midsomer Norton Town Council Planning Committee voted unanimously to support our proposal for the new Norton Hill Primary School on the Silver Street site.

 

While this on its own is no guarantee of the success of our planning application, it is a clear sign that politicians locally understand the need for a new school and are supportive of it.

 

We are very appreciative of this positive approach, particularly from the Mayor, Paul Myers, who has listened and acted to provide critical support for the project.  We are not expecting a planning decision until the end of the summer, but in the meantime will keep you up to date with any further news.

New site identified for Norton Hill Primary School

January 17, 2018

Following an earlier refusal of planning permission, a new site for Norton Hill Primary School has been identified, and there will be an opportunity for the local community to see the proposals next Thursday.

Plans will be on public display for the much needed new 630 place primary school off Silver Street in Midsomer Norton. The proposals also include some additional development, along with improvements to the local highway, traffic calming, public open space and new footpaths. 

Neighbours and those living and working in Midsomer Norton are invited to view the plans and talk to the project team at Midsomer Norton Town Hall on Thursday 25 January 2018 between 4-8pm. The plans will also be available to view online at www.nortonhillschooldevelopment.co.uk.

The proposed development is being brought forward by LocatED, on behalf of the Department for Education and landowner Strategic Land Partnerships. 

Following the consultation event the project team will be preparing an outline planning application which will be submitted to Bath & North East Somerset Council as the Local Planning Authority. Subject to planning the school would be expected to open in September 2020 for Reception pupils.

Mark Thompson, Deputy CEO of the Midsomer Norton Schools Partnership added: “There are around 2500 new houses currently being built or about to be built across the whole of the Somer Valley and these will naturally attract many new families to the area.  There are already some really strong schools locally and of course parents will want their children to have access to a high quality education. We now have the chance to meet this new demand and at the same time to add something really special.  Any parent wanting more information can log in to nortonhillprimary.com and sign up for more information and contact with the school.”

We would love to see you next Thursday - please come along and see the plans, and share your thoughts on the new proposal.

Chair of Governors Appointed

February 09, 2016

Plans for Norton Hill Primary School have taken a big step forward, with the appointment of Sharon Wiseman as the Chair of Governors of the new school. She is currently Chair of Governors at High Littleton School, rated as 'outstanding' by OFSTED. Mrs Wiseman has worked in education for over 20 years, and all of her 3 children have attended local schools.

 

Mrs Wiseman told us 'I am delighted to be part of this exciting project. The new Norton Hill primary school will be a friendly, welcoming place, where children have the confidence to do their best in every way. I am looking forward to meeting all the parents and children as we get ready to open the school. We know that the government is working hard to secure a site, and we can't wait to be involved in the design of a brand new state-of-the-art building.'

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