Consultation begins on Stevenage school’s two-site plans

Plans have been submitted for Barnwell School across two sites

Plans have been submitted for Barnwell School across two sites - Credit: Archant

IT will be all change at a school if plans to build facilities across two sites get the go-ahead.

Herts County Council have submitted an application to create a sixth form block at Barnwell School’s original west campus site in Stevenage, which if approved would see students in Year 10, 11, 12 and 13 move there from the former Collenswood School.

Under the plans, six mobile classrooms would be permanently retained at the west campus, with a pathway for pedestrians joining up with Broadhall Way built.

Another application has also been submitted at what was Heathcote School, under a scheme to build an eight-classroom teaching block and a two-classroom block on the unoccupied site in Shephall Green.

If given the green light, pupils at the original Barnwell site from Year 7, 8 and 9 would move there. Consultations on the plans will run until Thursday, February 7.

The Comet asked the county council what would happen to the former Collenswood School site if the plans go ahead.

A spokesman said: “In light of longer term demand for school places, the county council would need to retain Collenswood site for future education use.”