School to get two new classrooms

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A Buxton school has been given the go-ahead to expand, after the council approved their application for two new classrooms.

Derbyshire County Council’s planning committee granted permission to Burbage Primary School, on Cavendish Avenue, on Monday.

The extension is needed because pupil numbers have been rising over recent years.

Head teacher Julie Ward said: “We’re really pleased. We’re using our multipurpose room as a classroom at the moment. Once the new classrooms have been built we’ll be able to use it as a library again, or for small groups or for music.

“We have 328 pupils at the school and 12 classes and we’re not expecting numbers to change significantly in September, but numbers have been rising over the last four years and we’d like to have smaller classes. We want to thank the local community for their support and patience.”

Work on the new single storey independent building, which will contain teaching spaces, WC facilities, an accessible WC, circulation space and a plant room, will start next month and be completed by Christmas.