A “degraded” primary school in Kidbrooke is poised to be moved as Greenwich planners back a scheme for redevelopment.

A total of 80 people wrote to Greenwich Council supporting Kidbrooke Park School’s proposed move  to a new site east of Kellaway Road.

According to plans submitted last year, the current primary school buildings in Hargood Road are becoming “increasingly difficult and cost-prohibitive” to maintain, and an upgraded school is needed.

“The existing school is in a considerable state of disrepair. As a result it has been decided to build a new school on a nearby site and move the existing school to the new location,” the school said in its application.

“The proposed new Kidbrooke Park School on the new site would replace the existing degraded school buildings of Kidbrooke Park School.

“The current buildings on the site will be retained for educational purposes, precise details of which are currently unknown.”

Officers have now thrown their weight behind the scheme, which would see a a new two-storey school building, including a special educational needs facility.

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The school has also proposed a nursery, a sports hall and a games area which will be open to the community.

Officers said in a new report: “The proposed Kidbrooke Park School is intended to meet the need for high quality facilities for the current primary school places in the existing school and catchment.

“The proposed site allows for the provision of an improved SEN facility, more and better quality play areas for the school and allows for future expansion. These enhancements to the school provision could not be accommodated on the current site.”

Redeveloping the current site would prove too costly for the council, officers said, suggesting a move 450metres from the current site would be more efficient.

“The educational need for a new primary school is fully acknowledged. New school development to meet identified need is strongly supported through current policy and the choice of this site has been substantiated by a sequential site assessment.”

The school is currently rated as “good” by Ofsted, the education watchdog.

According to plans submitted to the council, the land earmarked for the new school has been disused for years.

The new school building would hold 464 pupils.

The scheme will be debated at a meeting next week, along with plans for more than 600 new homes in Kidbrooke.