Black County primary school wins £20,000 refurbishment

By Luke Bartlett | Brierley Hill | Education | Published:

A primary school building is to undergo a £20,000 revamp after winning a competition.

Bromley Pensnett Primary School's learning hub

Bromley Pensnett Primary School will see its learning hub for parents and children brought back to life after five years of inactivity and falling into disrepair.

Smethwick-based property management firm Novus will oversee a full refurbishment of the building as part of the company’s fifth anniversary.

A team of 10 will install a new roof, repair and redecorate the interior and exterior, fit new steps, replace doors and flooring, and install a new kitchen.

Inside the school building

Helen Tomlinson, headteacher at Bromley Pensnett Primary, said: “Our community currently lacks many of the services so vital to parents, carers and children at the school.

“This project from Novus will ensure we can really increase the scope of the help and support we can offer to those who need it most.

“Everyone at Bromley Pensnett Primary School is looking forward to seeing the completed project and extending our services to the community.”

The refurbishment comes as part of a competition by Novus to support worthwhile projects in the communities it operates in, as voted for by people in the area.


More damage to the building

Once works have concluded the Learning Hub will provide a space where parents and carers can visit for support and advice.

The building will provide the facilities for parents to complete health checks and weigh-in sessions and attend breast-feeding clinics.

It will also offer a centre throughout the summer holidays for parents to leave their children at while they go to work.


Kevin Rhone, head of social value and customer service at Novus, said: “As part of the judging process we received a lot of worthy nominations, but the idea of helping this project really stood out to us as a way of providing a community hub for local residents to benefit from.

“The new centre will be of great benefit to the children, parents and carers in the area and will lay the foundations for success for future generations.”

Bromley Pensnett Primary School caters for 320 children aged between three and 11 years old in Pensnett and the surrounding areas.

Luke Bartlett

By Luke Bartlett
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