Sutton school’s demolition plans

Rob Mellor, head teacher at the Brierley Forest Primary School with some of his pupils, Ryan Hill, Rebecca Hill, Isaac Newton, Ella Kirk and Skye Fisher who show off the plans for a new school which will replace the current buildings on the same site.

Rob Mellor, head teacher at the Brierley Forest Primary School with some of his pupils, Ryan Hill, Rebecca Hill, Isaac Newton, Ella Kirk and Skye Fisher who show off the plans for a new school which will replace the current buildings on the same site.

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A Sutton school has submitted plans for a complete overhaul of its facilities.

Brierley Forest Primary School, on Westbourne View, is set to demolish the current buildings and rebuild brand new facilities, if plans are approved by Ashfield District Council.

A two-storey building will replace the existing infant and junior buildings and is set to be more cost effective.

Headteacher Rob Mellor said he was at excited at the prospect of the transformation.

He said: “It is exciting for the school at the possibility of the state of the art facilities in the area, and it is going to be a much more cost efficient way to run the school and reduce our carbon footprint, which is something myself, staff and pupils are concerned with.”

The change from two separate buildings to a two storey will reduce heating and energy costs. Infant pupils will use the ground floor while junior pupils will be taught on the second floor.

The sports hall - which was built in 2007 - will remain but there are plans for more sporting

Mr Mellor said there were some concerns over the noise disruption, but said overall it would be a benefit to the pupils.

He said: “The noise will create a short term problem, but it will provide long term gains. It is going to help us develop the area and much better facilities.”

There are also plans for external lighting, CCTV, and replacement playing fields.

If plans are approved work is expected to start in May this year.

It is uncertain how long the redevelopment will take.