24 January 2018

Sheffield City Council has granted planning permission for the expansion of buildings at Totley Primary School.

Engie Regen will carry out the work on a new building which will see the school offer 60 places per year from September 2018, meaning 210 additional places  will be created across the school by 2023.

Councillor Jackie Drayton, Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Families at Sheffield City Council, said: “I am delighted to see planning permission granted to expand Totley primary school to a 420-place school.

“We have had much-needed extra places in this area temporarily for the last two years and this proposal will ensure that all children in the area will be able to attend their local primary school long into the future. This is part of our programme to keep up with the increased local demand for school places in the north-east and south-west of the city. The new building will provide a state-of-the-art learning facility for the area and as well as additional space for a media studio, science room and library.”

The planning consultation showed that many local families are in support of the proposal. Some local residents expressed concerns about the impact on traffic in the area and this is being directly addressed through a travel plan which involves creating more on-site staff parking and a new crossing point on Baslow Road.