WORK is well under way at Annick Primary School to install three new classrooms in time for the new term.

The new temporary modular classrooms at the Girdle Toll school are the first stage of a multi-million pound programme to improve the learning environment at the school.

The decision to install the modular classrooms was taken earlier this year to cope with the school’s increasing pupil roll.

The temporary modular classrooms are being installed ahead of further work - scheduled to get under way next summer - to build a new PE facility and the creation of a new early learning and childcare provision.

It is expected that this £2.95million expansion will be operational from August 2020.

Cabinet Member for Education, Councillor John Bell, said: “We are acting now to ensure the issue of space does not become a problem at Annick Primary.

“We have seen an incredible increase in the school roll so we have to take action quickly.

“The modular classrooms are not a permanent solution but they address the current issues quickly and ensure we will not run out of space at Annick Primary in the short term.

“As part of our Budget earlier this year, we also committed to a £2.95million redevelopment programme for Annick Primary which will provide a long-term solution for the school with a brand new PE facility and new early years setting. This is part of our wider investment in our schools which we believe will have a lasting impact for years to come.”