A new classroom and meeting room are coming to a popular York school.
YorkMix reported earlier this year that City of York Council was planning a £1.5 million upgrade to Clifton Green Primary School.
Now plans are in for the first part of the work at the school.
They include that a single storey extension, to create a new classroom and meeting room.
The 60 sq m (645 sq ft) includes ramped access, a sink and cupboards.
Also included in the planning application are:
- new security gates
- new car park and pathway lighting
- new 2m high fencing
By relocating the cycle shelters and wheelie bin store, new parking bays will be created.
Clifton Green Primary serves one of the most deprived wards in the city and has a higher proportion of children with social, emotional and mental health needs – a number which has “noticeably increased” due to the impact of the pandemic and cost of living crisis, according to a council report.
However, many teaching areas in the building are inaccessible, cannot be used or are incorrectly located around the school – making it more difficult to help the pupils.
This reorganisation and extension of the school aims to tackle that. The fencing and gate will also introduce improved safety and security around the school site.
Work will be carried out over two summers to reduce the disruption to pupils and staff.