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Isle of Wight to get new primary school

Tue 18 Sep 2012

Isle of Wight to get new primary school

Isle of Wight Council planning officials are set to decide whether or not to give the green light to proposals to build a new primary school on the island.

As many as 420 pupils could be accommodated at the facility, which would be built on the existing playing field at Sandown CE Primary School in Grove Road.

Once Bay CE Primary School was ready to be opened, the former school would then be demolished, reports the Isle of Wight Council.

The majority of the school would be able to continue its operations during the construction of the replacement, it was noted.

A multi-use games area would be constructed on the site of the former school once work was completed, it was claimed in the proposal.

Under the terms of the plan submitted to the Isle of Wight Council, the main school entrance will be moved to Winchester Park Road from Grove Road.

Some six classrooms would be hosted on the ground floor of the new two-storey building, while a further eight classrooms for years three to six would be housed on the first floor.

Plans submitted to the local authority have received 20 letters of objection, as well as 17 in favour and a petition of support signed by 125 people.

The Isle of Wight Council is also set to decide on a new sixth form building at Christ the King College, with plans to go before officials at the local authority in the coming days.

It was reported by the news provider that the proposed two-storey building will accommodate around 300 pupils and a decision is set to be made next week (September 25th).

The plans include the building of an ICT suite, a studio that would be used for dance and drama, a music room, an art room, a common room and private study space, as well as a graphics room, two classrooms, two science labs and a resistant materials room.

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