New nursery planned for Corby primary school

A proposal of what the nursery could look like.
A proposal of what the nursery could look like.

Parents in Corby could have a new nursery to choose from if plans for one on the site of a primary school are approved.

Greenwood Academies Trust wants to build the new 40-place nursery off Butland Road, behind the Corby Primary Academy car park.

Nikki Lamond, principal at Corby Primary Academy, said: “We are delighted that, subject to securing planning permission and approval from the Department for Education by the end of April, we will be expanding the ‘outstanding’ Corby Primary Academy by opening a nursery in September 2017.

“A total of 40 places will be available for three and four-year-olds which will meet the increasing demand for pre-school places in the area identified by Northamptonshire County Council.”

The single-storey building would have access to the primary school’s playing field, which it would share.

There would also be new access gates and a new site entrance.

A planning statement read: “The modular nursery will be used by the school as a facility to offer early childhood education.

“There will also be a safe and secure playing field area for the children to use.

“The proposed nursery is located relatively central on the site.

“The proposal is to create a new pram/wheelchair friendly single gate opening through the existing fencing to create the main entrance for parents, children and visitors.”

A decision on the plans could be made by May 1 this year.