Westruther school to get a new classroom

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A planning application to add a classroom, office and more toilets at Westruther Primary School has been submitted.

Westruther Primary currently has capacity for 51 pupils but Scottish Borders Council expect number to increase and are looking to prepare the school for more children.

Currently there is a lack of space which has resulted in one space being used for two classes, circulation routes through a classroom, small staff room and no office or confidential meeting space.

It is proposed that the new classroom will follow the size, shape and material finish of the existing classroom to be in keeping with the existing building stock and surrounding houses.

A new pupil entrance from the existing playground is proposed and the existing toilet block and stone walls in the playground will be removed to improve monitoring duties and sightlines during break times.