A SCHOOL has submitted plans for a new classroom building on site.

St Pius X Catholic Primary School in Barrow has put forward proposals to build a new cabin adjacent to the school building to provide additional teaching space.

According to plans the cabin would act as a space for pupils with special educational needs at the school.

The proposal has been submitted to Barrow Council for approval.

Neighbours have been informed of the plan as part of the consultation process.

Drawings submitted show the new space will have a large group area, an office, three toilets - including one disabled toilet - and a kitchenette.

Leaders wrote on the school's website: "St Pius X Catholic Primary School is a fully inclusive school and we value all children's unique talents and gifts. "We ensure that our children with additional needs are supported through highly structured teaching and learning opportunities. "All children are fully included in all aspects of school life and staff work together alongside the headteacher and SENDCo to support children so they can reach their full potential."

Elsewhere in south Cumbria, plans were approved for a new special educational needs school.

Students who are currently taught in portacabins in a farm shed are celebrating after permission was approved for a new permanent home. SwitchED 2 is a school that provides alternative education for a small number of pupils who have particular needs. Based near Grange, the new building will be constructed partly within and adjacent to the derelict bank barn at Ulpha Farm after planners at the Lake District National Park Authority gave it the green light.