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Opening of new school building at St George's CE Primary school, Carr Lane, Chorley
Photo Neil Cross Opening of new school building at St George's CE Primary school, Carr Lane, Chorley
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Learning is fun for youngsters at St George’s CE Primary School – especially now they have a multi-million pound extension.

The new single-storey building includes three new classrooms, a studio, a group/resource room, a staffroom and a new entrance area.

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Opening of new school building at St George's CE Primary school, Carr Lane, Chorley

Photo Neil Cross Opening of new school building at St George's CE Primary school, Carr Lane, Chorley

A new all-weather multi-use sports pitch and a larger car park have also been created as part of the £2.2m project a the Carr Lane School in Chorley.

The school has been oversubscribed for years and needed to expand to cope with demand for the future.

The extension, officially opened at a special ceremony last week, means the school will be able to increase the reception intake from 35 to 45 a year.

Headteacher Andy Purcell said: “The new building has made such a huge difference to what we can offer to pupils, parents, and the community.

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Opening of new school building at St George's CE Primary school, Carr Lane, Chorley

Photo Neil Cross Opening of new school building at St George's CE Primary school, Carr Lane, Chorley

“It was great to be able to celebrate the new school building at the official opening, and gave people the opportunity to see our fantastic new facilities.”

The £2.1m extension was designed in-house.

Lancashire County Council chairman Coun Terry Aldridge said: “The school has been over-subscribed for years, so it is a great pleasure to be at the opening of the extension that will increase its capacity and allow many more children to enjoy their education here.

“We are constantly reviewing changing demographic factors to make sure the number and location of the school places we provide are adequate.

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Opening of new school building at St George's CE Primary school, Carr Lane, Chorley
Anne Cheetham of LCC with school children

Photo Neil Cross Opening of new school building at St George's CE Primary school, Carr Lane, Chorley Anne Cheetham of LCC with school children

“The good news is that more children will be able to enjoy learning in a more modern environment.”

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Opening of new school building at St George's CE Primary school, Carr Lane, Chorley

Photo Neil Cross Opening of new school building at St George's CE Primary school, Carr Lane, Chorley

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Opening of new school building at St George's CE Primary school, Carr Lane, Chorley, by LCC Chairman Coun Terry Aldridge, with Steven Holgate and Philip North, Bishop of Burnley

Photo Neil Cross Opening of new school building at St George's CE Primary school, Carr Lane, Chorley, by LCC Chairman Coun Terry Aldridge, with Steven Holgate and Philip North, Bishop of Burnley