New staff facilities open at Langney CP

Opening of staff facilities at Langney SUS-140925-164242001
Opening of staff facilities at Langney SUS-140925-164242001

A new staff room and facilities has been opened at Langney County Primary School thanks to a local charitable trust.

Some £135,000 was donated to the Chailey Close school by the John Jackson Charitable Trust and the new facilities were opened recently.

The trust and previous head teacher Darren Vallier began talks back in 2012 and the trust agreed to support the scheme.

The new facilities were built towards the end of the last school year and the current head teacher Julie Prentice and her staff have been fitting it out ready for the official opening by the trust members earlier this month.

Margaret Downey and Crispin Freeman, the trustees of the trust were joined by Mrs Prentice and Councillor Gordon Jenkins, chairman of the governors, for the opening and along with members of the senior leadership team and other members of the governing body, showed the trustees around the school before the ribbon was cut.

Mr Freeman said, “It is marvellous to see what a happy and inspiring learning environment Mrs Prentice and her staff have created for the children to give them a great start in life.

“We are privileged to have been able to enhance the school’s facilities.”

The John Jackson Charitable Trust is a charity which benefits the community of Eastbourne and other charitable purposes.