EVERYTHING is on track for Mayfield School to welcome its first reception year students.
The first phase of work is due to finish in the autumn as the North End school prepares to become an all-through school for children from four to 16.
Access areas, toilets and changing rooms have been upgraded as part of the works and soft play equipment has been purchased.
New staff have now been appointed and are designing the curriculum and decorating classrooms.
Headteacher David Jeapes, said: ‘I am excited about opening this unique all-through school in September and I’m looking forward to welcoming our first cohort of Year R children as they begin their journey at Mayfield School.’
Councillor Neill Young, cabinet member for children and education at the council, said: ‘This is a very exciting time, not just for Mayfield School, but also for children across Portsmouth.
‘A lot of hard work has gone into building this new provision at Mayfield and I would like to thank the staff for their hard work and wish the school all the best in this new chapter in the history of Mayfield School.’