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Plans to rebuild primary school signed off

An artist’s impression of how the rebuilt Hurst Park Primary School will look

Another view of the revamped Hurst Park Primary School

A primary school will be completely rebuilt as part of plans signed off by Surrey County Council to create more than 500 extra places.

The Cabinet has agreed to replace Hurst Park Primary in West Molesey with a brand new building with space for an additional 210 pupils.

It will include 14 classrooms, an outdoor games area and space for a 26-place nursery. It is expected the 420-pupil school will open on the site of the former John Nightingale School next autumn.

Proposals to create 210 additional places at St Peter’s Catholic Primary School, Leatherhead, and a further 105 at Hillcroft Primary School, Caterham, were also approved. More details about St Peter’s and Hillcroft can be found in council reports.

The plans are part of the biggest schools investment programme in Surrey’s history.

Linda Kemeny, Surrey Council Cabinet Member for Schools and Learning, said: “We’re continuing the biggest schools expansion project Surrey’s ever seen to create the 20,000 places we need by 2019 to meet a huge rise in demand.

“These places form an integral part of our investment of around £350 million to ensure pupils continue to have the facilities they need for the best possible education.”

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