Haydonleigh Primary School is currently undergoing a £4 million building project to meet the needs of families across North Swindon and accommodate a further 30 pupils each year to create a three form entry school.
Ninety children per year have been admitted since September 2012 and building works are taking place in three stages, with the first due to open in February.
Explaining the new facilities headteacher Frances Billinge, right, said: “The first phase comprises the main two storey block of 15 classrooms, including a purpose-built unit for our foundation stage learners.
"In addition, there will be a studio, a performing arts space with fixed staging and group work areas. Outside there will be a new playground and an exciting play space for the foundation stage.”
At the moment several classes are accommodated in mobiles while building works are taking place. Commenting on the next steps Frances said: “We’re all eagerly awaiting the anticipated finish date when children transfer to the new building.
“Then there will be the tricky task of joining the new building to the existing structure.
“The existing school hall will be enlarged and the admin offices extended around a new front entrance which will be close to a larger car park.
“Then we’ll be able to say good-bye to the mobiles. All being well this will be in good time for the new school year in September.”
• Haydonleigh Primary opened with a single class in a mobile on the Greenmeadow Primary site in September 1995 before the permanent single form entry, 210 place, building was ready in January 1996.
It quickly became a two form entry school with mobiles on site. By 2017 the school will have grown year on year to accommodate 630 children.