The construction of the new Broadacre Primary School has taken a step forward.
The project, which will see the existing building demolished and replaced, has now approved by the Regional Schools Commissioner.
The new build will provide 630 pupil places – 210 more places than the existing building – for children in the North Carr area of the city.
It will also have a 52 place nursery and a 10-place Special Educational Needs Autism Spectrum Disorder provision.
Hull City Council’s major projects team is working closely with the school and Academy Trust to develop a design and build contract with Hull Esteem and its partners to deliver the new school.
Construction is expected to begin in the autumn of this year and all works are expected to be completed for Spring 2022.
Councillor Peter Clark, portfolio holder for learning, skills and safeguarding children, said: “I am pleased that the project has taken another step forward and works will commence later this year.
“This school is one of several across Hull that are being remodelled or expanded to provide a further 1,110 pupil places, ensuring we meet the rising number of children needing school places. Ensuring we provide special educational needs provision is also a top priority for the city.”
All academies applying for a significant change are considered via the Regional Commissioner at the Regional Head Teachers Board, which took place in June.
The council has received basic need funding from the Department of Education to provide additional pupil places.