WORK will begin next year on an “urgently needed” new school.

Plans for the North Horsham site have been approved after the scheme was brought forward by the Department for Education.

The school will provide a nursery for 50 pupils, a primary school for 420 pupils and a secondary school for 1,200 pupils. It will also have a separate sports building, multi-use games areas and sports pitches.

Horsham District Council Cllr Claire Vickers said: “I am absolutely delighted that we have achieved this key milestone in the development of a new school being provided for Horsham.

“Horsham District is in urgent need of more school places and the new school will go a long way to addressing this need.”

It will be the new home of Bohunt School, which is currently at a temporary site in Hurst Road.

Cllr Vickers said: “It is anticipated that they will move into their brand new accommodation at the North Horsham site in September 2021.”