Queensgate Foundation and Gurnard primary schools could look like this.

Two Isle of Wight primary schools are one step closer to getting new buildings.

Plans for Gurnard and Queensgate primary schools were given conditional permission by the Isle of Wight Council’s planners last night.

It will see the existing schools demolished, and replaced with new two-storey ‘state of the art’ buildings.

Both will hold 420 children each at their existing sites, and are being funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency, under the government’s Priority Schools Building Programme.

During the meeting Councillor Gary Price said the plans are “exciting” and “fantastic”.

Despite councillors’ concerns that the plans ‘failed to address’ issues surrounding the ‘mayhem’ of drop off and pick up times on the Gurnard site they voted unanimously in favour of approving the plans for both schools.