Doncaster primary school extension given approval

Armthorpe Southfield Primary School pupils pictured in 2010

Armthorpe Southfield Primary School pupils pictured in 2010

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Building work is expected to begin soon to add three classrooms to a Doncaster primary school, after plans were approved.

Doncaster council agreed to a proposal, submitted by Armthorpe Southfield Primary School, last week.

In addition to the new classrooms, a new hall will also be built at the rear of the school site.

Lead member for Children and Young People’s Services Councillor Nuala Fennelly said: “This extension will provide extra capacity at a popular local school in order to meet the needs of the growing number of children in Armthorpe.

“Providing new classrooms and hall will develop and modernise the foundations of this well-performing school, and help it to become even more of a community asset.”

Changes will also be made to car parking as part of the plans, and better pedestrian and vehicle access to the school, on Tranmoor Lane, will be provided.

There will be improvements to the existing kitchen, and new toilets and an office built.

It is thought the extension will not emulate the current architecture of the building, but the new classrooms are designed to be modern, efficient and enhance the design of the existing school.

It is not yet known when the work will begin or how much it will cost.

However, conditions which were set out in the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 state that the development must begin within three years of the application being approved.