Prince Edward and Fox Hill schools to stay open during rebuild

Prince Edward Primary School, Sheffield Prince Edward primary school in Sheffield is one of two in the city to be rebuilt by March 2015

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Pupils at two schools in Sheffield will continue to study there while the schools are rebuilt, Sheffield City Council has revealed.

Fox Hill and Prince Edward primaries will both be rebuilt while the schools continue to operate, the council said.

The schools are among 40 in England which were highlighted as needing urgent work as part of the government's £2.4bn Priority School Building scheme.

The rebuilding is due to be finished by March 2015, the council said.

'Real sense'

The work would cause "minimum disruption" to pupils and teachers, the authority added.

Fox Hill primary will be rebuilt on its current site on Keats Road, with the old school then being demolished to make way for new sport facilities.

Prince Edward primary will be rebuilt on part of the existing school site on City Road and on part of a cleared council housing site.

Jackie Drayton, Sheffield City Council's cabinet member for children, young people and families, said rebuilding the two schools made "real sense".

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