PLANS to rebuild most of a rundown secondary school have been given a £10m boost.
Park Community School, in Middle Park Way, Leigh Park, now has £20m to replace the crumbling 1950s buildings after Hampshire County Council agreed a second cash injection.
Two-thirds of the school’s floor space will be rebuilt with the rest refurbished or refreshed.
Headteacher Chris Anders said: ‘It’s exciting.
‘We’ve been meeting regularly with the architects because we’re anxious to get a building that’s as flexible as possible – large, but can be made smaller.
‘It has to be a building which in 50 years’ time gives heads the opportunity to do what they need to, so that they’re not tied down to teaching in a certain way.’
Councillor Ken Thornber, leader of Hampshire County Council, said the school is the council’s highest priority for rebuilding.
He said: ‘This is an exciting project that will totally transform facilities at the school for generations to come and is key to ensuring the long-term viability of high-quality education in Havant. It represents a significant investment by the county council in children’s learning in the town, not only for the benefit of pupils and staff but also for the wider community.’
A planning application is expected to be submitted in the autumn.
If approved, work will begin next summer.