A BURNLEY primary school has applied to build a new classroom for disruptive pupils.

Lancashire County Council (LCC) has revealed plans for a modular building and canopy at Rosewood Primary School, in Rosewood Avenue, which would also be used for counselling sessions.

The school said that the project, which will be funded using reserves, was needed because of a growth in pupil numbers in the past decade.

In a planning statement, LCC’s directorate for children and young people said the building would ‘make use of an existing level paved area which is currently underutilised by the school’.

The county council said: “The school have advised that they require an extra group room to assist staff running intervention groups within school.

“This will range from challenging disruptive behaviour in class to providing counselling services and provision of support for children with special educational needs.

“The proposed building would also provide additional breakout and welfare facilities for school staff and provide additional accommodation for teacher PPA (planning, preparation and assessment) time.

“The space will also be used for teaching small groups and parent and staff meetings “The school was opened ten years ago when intervention strategies were less common and the need for separate space for teachers and groups less needed. In that time the school has grown significantly.”