THE fate of an expansion plan at a school will become clearer next week.

Whitchurch CE Primary School is set for a £2million boost for new facilities, with a Hampshire County Council decision day meeting taking place on Wednesday, 20 September.

The proposals are for the construction of a new classroom block, with an extension to the existing hall to increase to the school’s capacity for students.

The school can currently take 420 students, but with the extension and new classrooms, the school would be able to take an additional 105 pupils, bringing the maximum number to 525.

The planned expansion will include a single-storey four classroom block, which will have pupil toilets and an accessible toilet, and a storage and plant room.

This will also include a single-storey expansion to the main hall, and associated hard and soft landscaping and seven additional car parking spaces.

A new footpath will be added to improve pedestrian safety in front of the school.

The school site was originally built in 1970, with the last major development of a single-storey block being added in 1998, providing six more classrooms.

If approved, it is anticipated the expansion work will begin on site during summer in 2018 and be complete by spring 2019. However, it has been specified in the meeting documents that there will be no deliveries or movement of vehicles will take place at the start or end of the school day, to ensure that there is no traffic conflict when pupils are arriving or departing from the premises.

If the plans are approved, the school will continue to be in use during the construction phase of the expansion.

The Executive Member for Education Decision Day meeting is being held at 2pm on Wednesday, 20 September, at the HCC offices in Winchester.

Also on the agenda for the meeting is the proposed amalgamation of Park View Infant and Junior Schools.