An expansion at an infant school in Daventry has been officially opened.
Falconer’s Hill Infant School has spent about £160,000 on the extension of The Orchard Rooms, which have been sponsored by Cummins and Daventry and District Housing (DDH).
It was opened on Tuesday last week with Cummins executive Iain Barrowman on hand to cut the ribbon.
Headteacher Coleen Wilkins said: “The school had been forced to put on hold plans for a badly needed extension because of cuts to schools’ capital funding by central government.
“Cummins and their partners (in particular their global giving foundation) and DDH were so impressed by the work we do to support vulnerable children and their families that they committed to helping the school build a new extension.
“They recognised the quality of the work the school was doing and the impact that this will have in the future for, not only themselves, but the whole community.”
Mrs Wilkins added: “The new extension is literally a ‘dream come true’ – one we would never have been able to afford on our own.
“It really does show how effective community partnership can be.”
The extension will enable the school to do a wider range of different activities they weren’t previously able to experience and gives more space for the children and staff to utilise at the school in Ashby Road.
The school also combined the opening with its 50th anniversary by organising two days of celebrations including sixties-themed fun.