Primaries could be rebuilt
TWO primary schools have fallen into such a bad state of repair they could be rebuilt from scratch.
Moorfield in Hazel Grove and Thorn Grove in Cheadle Hulme are facing maintenance bills of £3.4m and £2.7m respectively.
Now, council chiefs are considering whether it would make more financial sense to start again, rather than attempt to patch them up at great expense.
A cabinet meeting has ordered a ‘feasibility study’ to be carried out at Moorfield, while a similar investigation is in its final stages at Thorn Grove, with a report to follow.
Paul Anderson, headteacher at Moorfield Primary, said he would welcome the chance to modernise the school.
However Mr Anderson, who took over at the Lyndhurst Avenue school in September, stressed the school was not ‘falling to bits’ and was serving its purpose on a day-to-day basis. The situation means that neither school has been included in a £9m repair programme signed off by the council. The programme is expected to be rolled out from early 2020.
Thorn Grove did not respond to a request for a comment.