Abbotsham primary school will see construction of two new classrooms and a play are begin this month.

A PRIMARY school in Abbotsham is set to expand with construction on two new classrooms and a play area beginning this month.

St Helen’s Church of England Primary School has been granted planning permission for the expansion which will see them expand from taking 160 pupils to 210.

“It means we can become a one-form entry school, and the class sizes can be reduced slightly,” said Zoe Batten, head teacher.

“It’s a really great opportunity for us and we’re hoping to use the play area to develop our outside skills.

“We’ll have a fantastic outdoor adventure site for the children and we’ll be introducing forestry skills into the curriculum.”

Work will begin on May 13 and be completed by October half term, with the school still running as usual.