A secondary school in Bath has laid out plans to build a new block of four science and technology classrooms.
Oldfield School has applied for planning permission for a “municipal and utilitarian” two-storey building, to be built next to the school’s science block and dance studio.
The proposed block would have four classrooms: food technology and DT classrooms on the ground floor, and two science classrooms upstairs.
A statement submitted with the application said: “At present the school lacks sufficient facilities of the type proposed meaning that design technology, food technology and science lessons in particular are taught in classrooms not meeting those specific subject needs creating national curriculum shortfalls.
“The proposed classroom building is designed specifically to address the overcrowding and lack of facilities issues identified above. The additional classrooms will generate no additional staff/teacher places.”
Oldfield School is a mixed comprehensive secondary school with a sixth form.
Although the main complex was built from the 1950s onwards, the school’s buildings also include Grade II Penn House, across the school field, which dates from the mid-nineteenth century.
Bath and North East Somerset Council will aim to make a decision on whether to grant planning permission by 27th June.
You can view or comment on the application here.
John Wimperis, Local Democracy Reporter