A PRIMARY school in North Yorkshire is set to have a complete redevelopment to see it meet modern standards.

Full planning permission for demolition of the existing Michael Sydall Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School in Catterick Village school building and development of a new single storey building with replacement playing field has been submitted to North Yorkshire Council.

Following an extensive period of consultations and surveys, it has been concluded that the existing primary school buildings are in poor condition and have reached the end of their life expectancy and therefore need to be replaced.

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The submitted proposals involve the demolition of the existing main school building and construction of a state of the art, thermally efficient new school building.

The new building will be located towards the south-east boundary of the site. As well as a new school building, a trim trail, forest school, sheltered outdoor classroom and facilities for out of hours community access are also proposed.

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Proposed adjacencies place the reception as the central hub to the school from which all activity spaces/classes spill out with an even distribution of SEN facilities throughout.

The mixed primary school caters for 252 pupils aged four to 11, with the following breakdown: 36 reception pupils; 72 infant pupils; 144 junior pupils.

There is currently one main school building at the site located towards the northern perimeter, with a playing field located to the south.

The existing school building is constructed from buff brick and hosts a combination of hip and flat roof structures.

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It has undergone a number of extensions since it’s inception in the1970’s. Given the extremely poor condition of the existing school buildings the DFE has awarded funding to the school, allowing for a new purpose built school, bringing much needed upgrades and supporting the quality of teaching provision.

It is envisaged that vehicular and pedestrian access arrangements at the site will be the same as existing, although some changes to the internal site layout may be required to accommodate the new school building.

The proposed school building is a simple ‘L’ shape with a central circulation zone running through the spine of the building.