EARLY work has started on a new primary school for Seaton Carew.
Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School is one of three schools in Hartlepool that are being re-built as part of a £19 million project.
The first signs of the major project are starting to be seen at Holy Trinity, in Crawford Street, with hoardings going up and parking restrictions rolled out.
And teachers are looking forward to getting a new building to help give their children the best education in up-to-date facilities.
Holy Trinity headteacher Amanda Baines said: “A pre-start meeting took place on October 6 and hoardings are currently being erected to separate the build site from the existing school.
“Portable cabins will be placed in the park near to the existing council cabins over the half-term holiday and a temporary car park will also be created on a small part of Dodds Field.
“New parking restrictions, which will be in place for the entirety of the build, have started to be rolled out, and these will be completed next week.
“Parts of our school are over 150 years old and are in constant need of repair so to be looking forward to having a new school and nursery is absolutely wonderful.
“Our new school has been designed to reflect our distinct Christian ethos, meet our curriculum needs and create a welcoming and stimulating learning environment for all our pupils.
“It will also play an important role in the wider local community.”
The new Holy Trinity school will replace a 210-place primary school for five to 11-year-olds, but with the addition of a new 26 place nursery for three to five-year-olds.
The new school building will be directly north of the existing school building, which will be demolished and replaced with a multi-use games area, staff parking and outdoor play areas.
It is part of the Government’s multi-million pound Priority Schools Building Programme.