Scroll to content mead-vale-logo-01 reading call-answer small-arrow education search university translate right-arrow padlock phone email locations visions trust-members academy-members mendip locking bourneville mead-vale MEAD VALE Community primary schoolwindwhistle WINDWHISTLEwalliscote WALLISCOTE PRIMARY SCHOOL oldmixon milton banwell

Extend Learning

Academies Network

School Logo

Building work has begun at Locking Primary School to create a new home for the Treetops resource base.

Building work has begun at Locking Primary School to create a new home for the Treetops resource base.


The building is scheduled to be completed on Friday 14 June 2024. The school and trust are working hard with the contractors, Wernick Buildings and North Somerset Council to limit disruption. We would like to thank the whole community for their support, patience and understanding during the current disruption, particularly Locking Parish Council, Locking Preschool and the ELAN central team.


Treetops Resource Base opened at Locking Primary School in September 2023 housed in temporary accommodation until the permanent resource base is built. This meant that the base was able to open a year early, providing places for children and enabling the development of excellent working partnerships and high-quality practices.


Treetops provides early intervention for pupils with moderate learning difficulties and associated developmental delay within a small nurturing environment that enables pupils to make good progress in an inclusive setting. It provides space for up to 10 children aged 4 to 7.


Treetops offers a bespoke learning environment for children who have access to education in the resource base, but also remain part of a mainstream class family and are very much part of the whole school.


Roxanne Simpson, Headteacher at Locking Primary School said: “The new building will mean that we can create and develop a purposeful provision with access to a high quality indoor and outdoor provision to meet the sensory, physical and learning needs of those within the Treetops family. Our mainstream class families will also have access to the resources, interventions and support from our team of specialist practitioners in Treetops. We can already see the impact this is having on our provision across the school and look forward to seeing how this develops over time.”