PLANS have been announced to convert an unused secondary school site into a new £3 million primary school.
The development at the old Deincourt School site in North Wingfield will replace the village’s current primary school buildings which are on two sites close by and Derbyshire County Council says are outdated and expensive to maintain.
Work is due to start in September 2013, with the new school opening in 2014. Some buildings on the former Deincourt site will be demolished and those left will be refurbished.
The new school will have a gym, main hall and separate dining room, nursery unit and classrooms. And outside new play areas will be created to suit primary age children.
Derbyshire County Council’s cabinet member for education, Coun Mike Longden, said: “Once the work is finished the children and staff at the school will have a wonderful new home and somewhere suitable for learning in the 21st century.”
The former Deincourt School, which used to house students aged 11 to 16, was closed in 2008 with pupils accommodated elsewhere.