A new site for an ageing Liverpool primary school is being explored because its current venue is not modern enough.
St Anne’s Stanley Church of England Primary School on Prescot Road in Old Swan is more than a century old and officials believe its age and lack of grounds means a modern school is needed.
The school - which is led and supported by the Diocese of Liverpool - is 106 years old. It was founded in 1914 and officially opened in July 1915.
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Workmen carried out significant building work at the voluntary-aided school over the summer holidays and the school's reopening was delayed by 36 hours because it was not safe for the pupils to return to the school.
A spokesperson for Liverpool City Council confirmed the local authority is working with the Diocese of Liverpool regarding the school's relocation.
The Diocese has also been in talks with the Department for Education over the funding of the new school.
Director of Education for the Diocese of Liverpool, Stuart Harrison told the ECHO: "The Diocese of Liverpool is committed to providing high quality education for pupils and we recognise the built environment’s role in supporting this.
"The 100 year old building at St Anne’s Stanley Church of England Primary School has served the community over many years but we recognise that its age and lack of grounds does not offer what we would want in a modern school.
"We are therefore committed to finding an alternative site and with the backing and support of the city council have been exploring suitable alternatives. We are also in conversation with the DFE over funding arrangements.
"In the meantime, safety is a massive priority for the diocese and we have invested all that is necessary to make sure the current building is safe and secure for pupils and staff.
“Parents have been updated on developments at every stage, the building work is now complete and the building and school will be fully functioning and back to normal from Monday 20 September."
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