Plans unveiled for new Frenchay Primary

December 22 2018

NEIGHBOURS and parents of children at Frenchay Primary School have had the chance to find out more about plans to build a new home.

South Gloucestershire Council is planning to build a new school on the site of Frenchay Hospital, to open by September 2020.

The new building would enable the school to expand to provide a total of 420 places for children aged from four to 11.

A consultation was held in Frenchay Village Hall on December 4, when the project team behind the plans discussed them with the public.

Those at the consultation event were shown indicative plans to give them an idea of how the new school could look.

If the current plans go forward, the new school would be built on a car park next to the Frenchay Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre, the only part of the former hospital where patients are still being treated.

It would be two storeys high, with eight classrooms, halls and a kitchen on the ground floor and a further six classrooms on the first floor.

After taking on board comments made during the consultation, final plans will be drawn up so a formal planning application can be made.

The site previously identified for a new school, off Malmains Drive, would be sold off by South Gloucestershire Council to fund the project.