• Clay Cross School
  • Clay Cross School exterior
  • Clay Cross School play zone
  • Clay Cross School play zone
  • Clay Cross School

Clay Cross School

PWP were contracted, alongside Miller Construction Ltd and architects Maber Associates on a new multi-million pound primary school campus in Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Incorporating a Positive Play Centre, the extensive project required a full suite of Design and Build Mechanical, Electrical and Specialist services carried out under the Derbyshire Framework Agreement.

These services included underfloor LPHW (Low Pressure Hot Water) heating, natural and mechanical ventilation including classroom modelling and comfort cooling to IT and Communications classrooms as well as a Magic Room which provides an oasis for children to have space, peace and time to overcome any difficulties they may be having.

The services also extended to kitchen facilities, hot and cold water including rainwater harvesting, LV panel and mains/submains distribution, lighting and emergency lighting including automatic controls, power installation, fire alarms, security installation, PA/Music system, Cat 6 data cabling and fibre links, induction loops, access system, TV distribution system and disabled call systems.

"Our fantastic new school brings together a wealth of magnificent talent and signifies the new beginnings for Clay Cross and what can be achieved. There is a real buzz in the town and our pupils are really enjoying being part of this exciting new time for our town."

Geoff Leyland, Headteacher

About Clay Cross School

In the heart of a deprived area in Derbyshire, the Positive Play support programme in Clay Cross offers help for children in one-to-one sessions through structured activities in a sensory environment which is reliable, safe and supportive; allowing them to express their feelings, raise their self esteem and improve their social skills.

Ofsted defined the Positive Play support programme as ‘An early intervention tool, reducing disaffection and encouraging inclusive education.’