A £3m expansion of a primary school will put infant and nursery children under one roof.
Building work is well under way at The Acorns Primary and Nursery School, Pooltown Road, Whitby.
Cheshire West and Chester Council has put in the application for a raft of improvements to the school, first built in the 1950s.
An extension is being added to the assembly hall, alterations made to the roof, more trees will be planted in the grounds, play areas created, the car park extended by 16 spaces, pedestrian access, a cycle shelter, external storage, shade sails, a sprinkler tank and a pump house.
The new building will accommodate the Early Years Foundation Stage with a 39-place full-time nursery, a Community Learning Centre and additional group room and resource spaces to replace the current speech and language resource provision.
Pupils will move into the new building on November 7, ahead of an official opening on November 16.
Headteacher Amanda Powell said: “It’s brilliant what they’ve done. we’re effectively going to have a brand new school.
“It looks absolutely fantastic.”
The former Atherton Nursery and Infant School in Regent Street, adjacent to the primary school, will be vacated as pupils there move to the Acorns site.
Government initiative, Total Place, that deals with local public services, is believed to be keen to move into the former school and reopen it as a community centre.