York primary school's new building takes shape

The new building framework at Knavesmire Primary school.

The new building framework at Knavesmire Primary school.

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THIS large metal frame is the shell of a new building going up at a York primary school that is expanding its horizons.

The earth movers have begun work at Knavesmire School in Trafalgar Street, South Bank, which wants to increase the number of pupils it can accommodate from 260 to 420 over the next three years.

To help the school achieve its goal City of York Council gave the green light last year to a £2.2 million project to provide four extra classrooms, a new hall and toilets and an improved reception area.

The new main hall is being built within the school’s south wing, where an extension will allow for the four additional classrooms, while the scheme will also see new toilets, cloakrooms, a reception area and a head teacher’s office created.

Work was progressing on the building over the half-term break.

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2:02pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Pedro says...

A really lovely school to go to. Unlike my Secondary, which was a dumping ground.
A really lovely school to go to. Unlike my Secondary, which was a dumping ground. Pedro
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7:00pm Mon 25 Feb 13

SB Dubs says...

Yes it WAS a lovely school. But what a mess they are making of it. They are building so much in the school yard, there will be no where for the kids to play. And where are the extra kids coming from? Not the South Bank area I'm sure.The parking on Campleshon Road is already dangerous at school times, its going to be even worse when pupil numbers increase!
Yes it WAS a lovely school. But what a mess they are making of it. They are building so much in the school yard, there will be no where for the kids to play. And where are the extra kids coming from? Not the South Bank area I'm sure.The parking on Campleshon Road is already dangerous at school times, its going to be even worse when pupil numbers increase! SB Dubs
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