Don't miss a story sign up to Sidmouth Herald's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Plan for more classroom space at primary school

13:37 20 February 2014

ROOM for 30 extra children will be created at Sidmouth Primary School’s Woolbrook Road site if plans to replace a modular classroom unit, with one double the size, are approved.

An application has been submitted to provide students and teachers with a newer and larger prefabricated building, writes Stefan Gordon.

With the demand for places growing, school bosses have identified a one-year-old unit – currently being used in Newton Abbott – and want to relocate it to Sidmouth in summer 2015.

The current modular building was constructed at the rear of the site in 2006 and provides an ‘adequate but not ideal’ teaching environment, according to plans.

Proposals state: “The requirement for school places in the Sidmouth area has continued to grow. As a result it is proposed to replace this old unit with a newer twin classroom providing a better teaching environment and room for an additional 30-plus children on the site.

“The proposed use will not change as a result of the project. It is hoped that this new classroom block will provide the additional space to meet the educational needs to serve the children and staff. The new unit will be an improvement over the existing mobile unit.”

The district council will decide the fate of plans.

0 comments

Other News Stories

33 minutes ago
Dominique Webb protesting with her painted bike

Devon’s highways chief has assured a campaigning schoolgirl that there will be no back-pedalling on commitments to a new cycle path in the Sid Valley.

Read more
Yesterday, 18:30
A previous Exmouth RNLI ball. Ref exe 8459-42-14SH Picture: Emma Crane-Woodman

Exmouth RNLI is holding its fundraising ball at Ocean on Saturday, September 10.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:42
Care Quality Commission

‘Staffing issues largely to blame but we are going in the right direction’

Read more
Yesterday, 16:17

District chiefs are introducing a new levy on developers to pay for infrastructure such as school places, new roads, and sports pitches.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:58
The Sidmouth Health Centre on Blackmore Drive. Ref shs 10-16SH 7178. Picture: Simon Horn

GPs ‘absolutely committed’ to retaining town centre site

Read more
Mon, 19:30

Residents have a second chance to have their say on controversial plans for a 9.3-acre business park in Sidford.

Read more
Mon, 12:00
County Hall in Exeter.

A Sidmouth woman refused medical intervention so she could die peacefully in her own bed at home, an inquest heard.

Read more
Mon, 07:00
Recycling boxes. Ref mhc 07-16SH 5145. Picture: Simon Horn

Plans to introduce an expanded recycling scheme in Sidmouth - which will see landfill-bound rubbish collected every three weeks - have prompted concern from some Herald readers.

Read more
Mon, 06:58
Ron Miles behind the bar at the lamb & flag in Ottery. Ref sho 3816-39-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Stalemate as owners fail to make necessary repairs to deteriorating building

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 15°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications