Primary school in a Harborough district village could be expanded to take in an extra 210 pupils moving into new local housing developments

The plans will now go before Harborough District Council’s planning committee

Wednesday, 2nd September 2020, 3:49 pm
Updated Wednesday, 2nd September 2020, 3:52 pm
Fleckney Primary School could get a new seven-classroom block and an extended school hall to accommodate scores more youngsters moving into new local housing developments.

A primary school in a Harborough district village is set to be expanded to take in an extra 210 pupils in a scheme costing nearly £4 million.

Fleckney Primary School could get a new seven-classroom block and an extended school hall to accommodate scores more youngsters moving into new local housing developments.

The bold £3.9 million blueprint for the school – which now has about 390 pupils aged from 4-11 – on Batchelor Road, Fleckney, will go before Harborough District Council’s planning committee.

A Leicestershire County Council spokesperson said: “We’re proposing to extend Fleckney Primary School to provide more learning spaces and to take an extra 210 pupils.

“If approved, the scheme will involve the construction of a new seven-classroom block as well as an extension to the existing school hall.”

They added: “The proposals have been submitted due to the number of new housing developments that have been approved in the area.

“Developing more school places is a key priority of the council and these proposals would help to reduce pressure in Fleckney.”