10 September 2021
We have finally been given planning permission for our new build. The planning decision was given yesterday. I will update you in due course.
Gloucestershire County Council have released proposed plans for the new building.
If you would like to feedback on the proposals please submit your comments to:
or by post to:
Roberts Limbrick Ltd
The Carriage Building
by Friday 19 February 2021.
If you need a hard copy of the proposals, call 03333 405 500.
Work to start on site (subject to Planning) – July 2021
Completion of new school building – Summer 2022
Final completion (demolition of existing buildings and final external works – early 2023
Proposal to replace the school buildings at Warden Hill Primary School
Warden Hill Primary School is a two form entry primary school (420 pupils) located in Durham Close, Warden Hill, Cheltenham.
Warden Hill Primary is rated as an ‘outstanding’ school by Ofsted, however, surveys of the buildings show the school is in need of extensive refurbishment. The council has identified Warden Hill Primary School as its highest priority in terms of condition works to be undertaken within the county.
In 2018 Gloucestershire County Council consulted on the proposal to expand the school to a three form entry school (630 pupils). The decision to expand the school was deferred to March 2020 to so that the latest birth data could be reviewed, and a decision was subsequently taken not to expand the school as there would be sufficient capacity for pupil numbers in the area.
Funding was originally approved to expand Warden Hill Primary School and to address condition issues at the school within current premises. Although the expansion is not being progressed at this time, the condition of the buildings remains a significant concern and in November 2020 Gloucestershire County Council’s cabinet approved additional funding to replace the existing school buildings. Detailed investigations showed that retaining the existing buildings through an extensive maintenance programme would not be an efficient use of resources and it would be better to replace the school buildings.
Frequently asked questions
Architects Roberts Limbrick have created an animation to show the proposals for the new school building.
You can also find proposals on changes to the highways layout below:
- Current highways layout (PDF, 1.1 MB)
- Proposed highways layout (PDF, 1.1 MB)
- Proposed off-site pedestrian improvements near the school (PDF, 328.8 KB)
If you would like to feedback on the proposals please submit your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Roberts Limbrick Ltd, The Carriage Building, Bruton Way, Gloucester, GL1 1DG by Friday 19 February 2021. If you need a hard copy of the proposals, call 03333 405 500.