Plans to replace a Fylde school with a purpose-built building have been granted.
In March, Heyhouses Primary School, in Clarendon Road North, St Annes, applied alongside Lancashire County Council and Blackburn Diocese to build a new school on its current site to cope with an increase in pupils.
Permission for the school has now been granted, much to the delight of headteacher Elizabeth Hodgson: “I am pleased to say that planning has been given for a new fifteen-classroom school on the junior site.
“The existing junior building will be demolished. The new school will work alongside an infant department retained in the old Victorian building and reception will move next to a new purpose-built nursery on the junior site, creating in effect an early years unit.
“These changes are of tremendous significance for future generations of Heyhouses children. All of the current pupils from Year 4 downwards will benefit from the new buildings.
“The news is a tremendous result and brings to fruition many years of planning and hard work by a whole body of committed governors, staff and parents.”
Construction is expected to begin in July and will take around a year to complete.