Ontario Construction News staff writer
The Thames Valley District School Board recently announced construction of a new elementary school in southeast London after final approval was received by the Ministry of Education.
“From modernizing our curriculum to revitalizing our classrooms and their facilities, we are investing in our students and giving them every tool to achieve their full potential,” said Education Minister Stephen Lecce.
“Construction of the new southeast London public school further demonstrates our government’s historic investment in Ontario’s schools and our overall commitment to supporting our students and families.”
The new $16.6-million southeast London public school will provide a quality learning environment for students, as well as new childcare rooms – part of the province’s capital investment program to support students with better learning spaces.
“We are very pleased that work has begun on this much-needed school,” said Thames Valley Chair Bill McKinnon. “The Board is grateful for the Ministry of Education’s support in providing modern learning spaces for our students and staff.”
The new school will accommodate students currently attending Fairmont, Princess Elizabeth, and Tweedsmuir Public Schools from holding zones in the area, as well as a portion of students from Westminster Central Public School.
The majority of Fairmont Public School students will be accommodated at Tweedsmuir Public School once a $11.5-million school addition and renewal upgrades are completed in early 2022.
It is expected to open to students in September 2022 and will include:
- 556 elementary student spaces
- 88 new childcare spaces
- 5 new childcare rooms