School’s new building

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A SCHOOL will hope to offer more specialised teaching if plans for a new building are given the green light.

Lee Mount Primary School, Lee Mount, Halifax, is replacing a temporary classroom with a new permanent structure.

Head teacher David Bosley wants the new building to offer a place where specially tailored learning can take place.

He said: “We have a portable classroom which we have outgrown and the time has come to replace it.

“One of the reasons we are an outstanding school is that we provide a system of intervention and provide a personalised curriculum for our pupils.

“This new building will allow us to help those children struggling in lessons but also help those pupils who are exceeding expectations.”

Although it is seen as temporary the existing classroom has been in place for around 25 years. The cost of the project has not been finalised but funding will come from Government funds aimed at improving maintenance and developing premises.

The school has been saving up for the project since the need for the new building was identified three years ago.

“We do a lot of group work but our main building does not have rooms that are suited to this work,” said Mr Bosley. “Based on projected numbers of pupils on roll and planned teaching and learning programmes, we knew we needed to improve our facilities.”

Council chiefs will make their decision on the planning application on April 19.

If approved the school hopes the building will be ready by September for the new school year.