Dallimore Primary School in Kirk Hallam set to enter final stage of building work

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The final stage in the construction of a new school building for Dallimore Primary School in Kirk Hallam has been agreed by Derbyshire County Council.

The work will include the demolition of the old junior block and the construction of temporary classrooms for one year.

A new junior block will be built and will include six classrooms, two group areas, cloakroom and toilets.

A hard play area, games court, car parking and a new main access to the main building will also be constructed. The work will cost £2.4m and the building has been designed by our architects.

The first stage, a new infant block, was completed in 2014. And stage two, which houses the main administration block, the hall and kitchen is currently being constructed.

The new school building will accommodate 315 pupils. If the number of pupils rises, the building has been designed so that both the infant and junior wings can be extended.

Councillor Caitlin Bisknell, deputy cabinet member for schools said: “This is a huge building project and I’m pleased to see that the final build stage can now get underway.

“The old school was originally built in the 1950s as separate infant and junior schools. The wooden buildings were rather run-down and renovating them would have been expensive.

“The new school will be fit for purpose, so children and staff can learn and work in the positive 21st century environment, which they deserve.”