The group met on
Thursday 13th November
at the Christian Renewal Centre, Walnut Close.
The date for the next meeting has not been set at present.
Visit by the Mayor of Solihull
Councillor Kate Wild, the Lady Mayor of Solihull, did visit
the Coleshill Heath site.
She was invited to 'Lay a Brick' which will be used as part
of the Early Years area of the building.
The Lady Mayor was accompanied in the task by Mr. M.
Williams, Head teacher; Miss C. Budd, Deputy Head
teacher; Mrs. D. Caswell, Chair of Governors; Mr. P
Harries (architect) and Mr. P. Clements, Project Manager
for Morgan Sindall.
Children from the school also assisted the Lady Mayor
when she laid the brick.
The children were:-
Phoebe Norman Skye Foster Caitlin Mann
Francesca Rous Corey Chapman Rihanna Moss
Elisha Blair Ellie Mai Earl
These children were the winners of an Art Competition,
held in July, to design posters to display around
the school site.
Visit of the Mayor of Solihull
During the afternoon of Friday 12th September, the Mayor of Solihull will be visiting the new Coleshill heath School site to 'Lay a Brick'.
A group of children, who had their artwork selected for display by the site last term, will be taken to see the Mayor. The children are to be accompanied by Mr. Williams. Mr. A. Watson, Mr. N. Palmer and Mrs S. Dickie, members of the Northern Schools Programme Team, will also be present, accompanied by Mr. P. Harries, the architect responsible for the design of the school.
There will be a photographer present who will be taking lots of pictures, some of which will be added to this website. in addition, we are hoping that there will be articles in the local press and on the Council's website.
The next meeting of this group is due to be held on
Thursday 11th September
in the Junior Hall at Coleshill Heath School.
Local residents may attend from 6 p.m. and other interested groups, such as the building contractors, are invited to join the meeting at 6.30 p.m.
An agenda for this meeting will be added to this website in due course. However, in the meantime, further details may be obtained from Kay Hart at The Renewal Centre in Walnut Close.
Morgan Sindall have been working closely with the school and have helped to organise some events for the children to take part in.
An art competition was arranged for children throughout the school. Their task was to draw their impression of what their new school is going to look like. All the children received a certificate and a Morgan Sindall ‘Goody Bag’ and those who had their artwork selected have had their work displayed by the new school site.
So go along and have a look at their splendid pictures!!!
All the children attended a special assembly on Monday 7th July. This was organised by Morgan Sindall with a view to making all the children aware of the dangers associated with building sites. First of all, the children were told about the new school site by Mr. Paul Clements, the Project Manager and he then introduced Mr. Nick Manley, who shared a powerpoint presentation about Health & Safety on building sites.
This was all made much more exciting though when Ivor Goodsite made an appearance!! Ivor helps children to look, listen and understand about the hazards that can be found for anyone who goes on a building site!!! All the children loved seeing Ivor Goodsite and thoroughly enjoyed the assembly.
The children were set a challenge, following this assembly, to design some Health & Safety posters to be put up around the new school building site. The children who had their work chosen for display each received 'Goody Bags' provided by Morgan Sindall.
Three lucky children were chosen to visit the site of the new school on Thursday 17th July:-
George Izzard Phase 1
Jessica Stanley Phase 2
Tyler Blair Phase 3
They were given a high-vis jacket; safety helmet; gloves and safety specs. to wear. A visit to the site offices gave a great view of the site and they watched a video about being safe on the building site.
Mr. Clements, the Project Manager had arranged for the children to see some of the site machinery up close. He had also arranged for the visitors to sign a beam which was going to form part of the structure of the new school.
Jessica took a slab that she had designed last year and this will be included in the landscape of the school grounds. You can see Jessica’s slab in some of the photographs shown below.
The children also met Mr. Manpreet Chana, the site manager for Morgan Sindall and were accompanied on their visit by Mr. Williams and Mrs. N. Fowles , the new Head teacher from January 2015.
There are regular meetings held by the 'Chelmsley In Partnership' group. These are usually held at the current Coleshill Heath School or at the Christian Renewal Centre, at the end of Walnut Close.
The meetings are generally held once a month and give local residents an opportunity to plan events for the area, or tackle issues of concern. Members include local councillors and people who represent a variety of groups working within the locality.
Information about when meetings are taking place can be found on the Coleshill Heath 'twitter' feed and I will include dates on this site from now on.
There is a meeting taking place this evening, Wednesday 4th June, at Coleshill Heath, starting at 6 p.m. for residents and from 6.30 p.m. for other interested parties.
Morgan Sindall will be at this meeting to meet the local community and talk about the building of the new school.
Please feel free to join the meeting this evening or any others being held in the coming months.
Summer News 2014
The contractors, Morgan Sindall, started work, on the former Alcott Hall site, in June. Access to the site has been via Beech Avenue, for deliveries, via Lime Grove, for key staff and visitors, whilst some sub- contractors have also been accessing the site via Walnut Close
The main focus of the work to date has been to construct roads on site; undertake the ground works and begin to build the frame.
The erection of the frame of the building has been completed, with some brickwork now being added. Pipework is being prepared before the floor slab is installed during the second week of September.
Progress has been excellent due to the good weather over the last few months.
Please view the slide show to see the progress of the build during the month of July.
The construction company, Morgan Sindall, have been working closely with Solihull Authority, preparing for the commencement of the build programme.
Letters were sent out to parents, members of the local community and the Town Councils in April, setting out a preliminary overview regarding how the Project was developing.
A copy of that newsletter is attached below.
In addition, Morgan Sindall will also be sending out regular newsletters to people living adjacent to the former Alcott Hall site.
Contact details for the Project Manager and Site Manager can be found on this letter, which is also attached below.
Building Given The Green Light!
The Cabinet, in Solihull, met on February 13th and confirmed that the building of the
new Coleshill Heath Primary School could go ahead. They agreed that the building
firm, Morgan Sindall, should be appointed as the contractor for the project.
The contractors are currently involved in preliminary preparations, before moving
onto the former Alcott Hall site, to begin construction.
A newsletter, giving further information, will be sent out to pupils, parents staff and
the local community, in the near future. A copy will be included on this website page.
WATCH THIS SPACE FROM NOW ON!!!!
Exciting times are ahead.
Five contractors were selected from firms that expressed an interest in building the new Coleshill Heath School. All submissions from these firms have been subject to a detailed review during the past few weeks.
The five chosen submissions have now been reduced to two preferred contractors and work is currently being undertaken to make the final decision concerning which company will be awarded the contract.
It is anticipated that the contract will be awarded early in January and that will then be subject to approval by the Cabinet in Solihull Council. Building Work is expected to begin on the Alcott Hall site after this approval has been granted.
The whole process does require time but it is anticipated that the school should be built by Easter 2015. It will be a fabulous facility for the children and community of Coleshill Heath!
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Mrs. Sue Dickie
Welcome to the Coleshill Heath
My name is Mrs. Sue Dickie and I work as School Liaison Adviser for both Coleshill Heath and Fordbridge Primary Schools.
My role requires that I act as a link between the Local Authority, the architects and the schools as part of the 'Primary Programme' for new builds.
I intend to use this section of the Coleshill Heath website to keep you informed of news and events relating to the building of the new Coleshill Heath School.
An overview of the recent and forthcoming events:
May this year.
There has been recent work taking place on the former Alcott Hall site. The former base and foundations of the old school have been dug up, along with other areas. The rubble created by this work will remain on site to be used as part of the foundations for the new building.
If you have questions or queries, I can be contacted via the School Office,
or by e-mail on :-