A NEW school building in Wantage has been blessed by the Bishop of Dorchester.

Rt Reverend Gavin Collins visited St Nicholas Church of England Primary School, in Sarajac Avenue, Challow, to bless the ‘wonderful new building’ named The Burrow.

The event began with a short ‘Open the Book Service’ Service led by the Reverend Alec Gill, associate vicar of Wantage, including a presentation of the’ Parable of the Good Samaritan’ from some of the school children.

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A blessing was then made by the Bishop of Dorchester.

The new single-storey building is on the site of an old nursery, which closed a few years ago, and is now the home of the early years, nursery and reception classes at the school.

The new building frees up space in the main school building to increase their capacity by 30 children.

The Burrow, which was funded by Oxfordshire County Council, incorporates two large classrooms, a kitchen and toilets.

Revd Collins said: “The Burrows is a wonderful new building where children will have the space to grow, learn and have fun together.”

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Heather Richards, head of the school, added: “We are very proud of our new building and the amazing facilities it now provides for our youngest children in nursery and reception. 

“Nestled within our grounds, this has been a project which everyone in the school community has played a part in.”


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This story was written by Gee Harland. She joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Wallingford, Wantage and Didcot.

Get in touch with her by emailing: Gee.harland@newsquest.co.uk

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