• Sefton

Green light recommended for new £10m Sefton school

Plans to build a new £10.1 million high school in Sefton look set to be given the go-ahead next week.

The project forms part of the Education & Skills Funding Agency’s (ESFA) plan to rebuild or refurbish school buildings in the UK which are no longer fit for purpose.

The new Maghull High School will include a brand new school hall, dining room, dedicated performing arts suite, two floors of classrooms and other facilities.

The project does not involve increasing the number of pupils or teachers at the school.

ESFA named Wates Construction as main contractor on the Sheppard Robson-designed scheme last December.

A report recommending the project for approval will go before Sefton Council’s planning committee next Wednesday (7 February).

Construction of the new facility is set to complete next spring, at which point the school’s existing main building will be demolished.

The new Maghull High School is the first of three proposed schemes that Wates will deliver across the North West, with a £7m project at Hartford High School in Northwich and a £3.8m project for Upton Heath Primary also in the pipeline.

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