The day has finally come.

After 2 years in the planning, 9 months in construction and 2 weeks of loading and unpacking boxes we are in!

It has been a long hard slog and a million thanks must go to the amazing team of designers, builders and contractors especially Des the Project Manager (after whom Des’s Diner has been named), Ray the Site Manager (after whom Ray’s Rainforest Cafe has been named), Geoff the IT guru, Alan and Grant the Sparks, all the lovely Polish painters, Pat our Chief Organiser and our moving, fixing and hanging guys Kevin and Janusz, all of whom have had to put up with my OCD tendencies and irritating habit of changing my mind on a daily basis. Sorry guys and thank you so much for your unstinting hard work – it is very, very much appreciated.

A big thank you also to Mrs Cassidy and the members of staff that gave up some of their precious half term holiday to come and help lift, carry and unpack boxes – we couldn’t have done it without you.

The pupils all joined in by moving their desks and chairs on the Thursday and Friday before half term and James Harrison, reporter at The Maidenhead Advertiser came along to see the move and last week published a fabulous double page article about our new school with lots of lovely pictures of our school and pupils – to read the full article click here

We will be updating this website shortly to show off our new premises and with the new buildings come new opportunities so watch this space to see how our lovely school grows and progresses. Our temporary Transition & Therapy Hub is complete with the foundations for the permanent building being laid this week with a view to open in the Summer 2018. We have more pupils and a new member of staff joining the Beech Lodge community this week and I’d like to take this opportunity to welcome them to the fold.

It’s a new era for Beech Lodge it all seems very grown up now we have a proper big school to play in!

And on that note, I shall retire to a quiet corner for a day or so to get my energy back.

 

Daniela

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