Conservative candidate Sir Michael Fallon recently visited the new Sevenoaks Primary School construction site. He was given a tour of the new building by the school’s headmaster, Alan Duffy.
The school needs to raise £500,000 to complete the development; £450,000 has been raised so far. The Hands Trust, run by Guy and Julia Hands, has been match funding every pound raised. Local businesses have also been very supportive. The new building is due to be completed by the end of the year.
Alan Duffy has raised around £45,000 from his famous walks. Michael congratulated Alan on his efforts and on the progress that has been made on the new build.
Michael said: ‘This is a perfect example of the parents and the local community coming together. Local businesses have backed this new building, as have I. Future students will benefit from these renewed facilities for many years to come.’
Michael Fallon announced his support for the Sevenoaks Primary New Build campaign on a recent visit to the school.
The school is seeking to raise up to £500,000 to contribute to a new building. The core funding for the new build is being provided by the Education Funding Agency but the school’s fundraising campaign will enable it to extend the Main Hall to support extra-curricular activities and community use of the space, increase the size of the Dining Hall, and introduce shared teaching areas.
As part of their fundraising efforts, the school is holding a family 5k run in Knole Park on Sunday 4th October.
During his visit, Michael said: “I am very pleased to be able to back the Sevenoaks Primary New Build campaign. It is an excellent example of the parents and the community coming together. I wish them all the best of luck for their family 5k run in October.”