Plans drawn up for new Catterick Garrison primary school

The school is based at the former Darlington College site.

Plans have been submitted for a new primary school in Catterick School.

Cambrai Primary School will be based at the site of the former Darlington College base in Catterick Road.

Plans for the scheme have been submitted to Richmondshire District Council.

The school will be operated by the Lingfield Education Trust, which already runs a number of schools in Darlington.

The school anticipates it will eventually have a roll of 420 pupils and 26 children in the nursery and will be a two-form school, meaning there will be two classes in each year group.

However, when it opens in September, school bosses expect it will start with just a nursery and reception class, with the full roll in place by 2027.

Pupil number predictions for the new Cambrai Primary School.

The site does not need a change of use application as it was previously operated as a college, however a planning application has been submitted for landscaping work including the erection of a 2.4m fence.

A new plant room will also be built as well as an outdoor multi-use games area for PE lessons on part of what is currently the car park.

Grassed areas on the site will also be kept as playing areas.

A site plan of the new primary school.

New windows and doors will be created in the building to let in light and allow access to the outdoor areas.

The staff car park will have 51 parking bays for primary school staff and 13 bays for staff at the nursery.

Documents submitted with the application say the school will offer pupils “an exceptional learning experience”.

The add: “Cambrai Primary School will sit within Lingfield Education Trust which provides a broad and balanced, academically focused curriculum for its schools where inclusive practices enable access and attainment
for all students.

“The trust’s approach to inclusion, attainment and outreach is founded on the ethos of the ‘Whole Child, Whole Curriculum, Whole School’ approach that underpins their education practice and the model for Cambrai.

“In keeping with Trust ethos, Cambrai Primary School will put no ceiling for the attainment of children from deprived backgrounds, or for those with emotional and social needs, or for those who have limited experience of the English language before they start school.

“The trust considers that the approach to teaching and learning will enable all their children to meet national targets at KS2, with significant numbers of children exceeding them.”

To read the planning application in full click here.