Demolition plan lodged for former school site

Braybrooke Primary School had just 22 pupils when a decision was made to close it in January last year and relocate pupils to other nearby schools.

Braybrooke Primary School had just 22 pupils when a decision was made to close it in January last year and relocate pupils to other nearby schools.

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Plans to demolish a village primary school which was closed down because of a lack of pupils have been lodged by Northamptonshire County Council officers.

Braybrooke Primary School had just 22 pupils when a decision was made to close it in January last year and relocate pupils to other nearby schools.

Although the school had a good Ofsted rating, inspectors had warned that attendance among pupils – many of who came from the travelling community – was poor.

The county council scheme for the site includes demolition of all the existing buildings and the construction of 14 new homes.

The scheme also includes a green play area.

In the planning documents, the county council says: “This facility remains locked and unavailable to the village and public. Through public consultation with the village, and in line with Braybrooke’s survey of 2013, this area is not required as a playing field but a children’s equipped play area would be desirable.”

The documents add that the figure of 14 houses is only an indicative figure at the moment as it is not a full application.

Kettering Council has set a target decision date of September 15 for the scheme.