Hull school will be rebuilt with space for 210 more children
Plans for a Hull school to be demolished and replaced by a larger building have taken a huge step forward after being approved by the regional schools commissioner.
Broadacre Primary School in Wawne Road, north Bransholme, had a capacity of 420 pupils but is set to be replaced by a new build that will provide 630 places.
Extra school spaces are needed across the city because of a population boom in some areas and increasing numbers of pupils with special educational needs (SEN).
As well as an increase in pupil capacity of 210 extra places, the new build will also have a 52-place nursery and a 10-place special educational needs autism spectrum disorder provision.
Hull City Council’s major projects and infrastructure team has been working with the school and academy trust as well as developing a contract with Hull Esteem and its partners to deliver the new school, which will see the existing building demolished and replaced.
Councillor Peter Clark, portfolio holder for learning, skills and safeguarding children at the council, said: “I am pleased that the project has taken another step forward and works will commence later this year.
"This school is one of several across Hull that are being remodelled or expanded to provide a further 1,110 pupil places - ensuring we meet the rising number of children needing school places. Ensuring we provide SEN provision is also a top priority for the city.”
Construction is expected to begin in the autumn of this year and all works are expected to be ...
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