Plans to build an extension for a ‘drab’ primary school building have been submitted to Bracknell Forest Council.

Meadow Vale Primary School would get a new wheelchair-accessible cloakroom and a more secure entrance, under the plans to extend the entrance area.

The designs also say the current entrance is ‘drab,’ poorly lit and too small. They say: “The entrance is unassuming, drab and suffers from poor wayfinding and lighting. The visitor waiting area is too small and the reception office is too cramped."

It adds: “There are only two security doors separating the school from the public domain.

“The extension has been designed as a simple ‘facelift’ to the existing drab brick flat roofed former extension along this facade, to provide a better ‘shopfront’ school entrance."

The new entrance area will include a visitor waiting area, a reception office, a meeting room, a wheelchair accessible cloakroom, a medical room and a ‘triple lock’ entrance route.

The plans also say that the extension has been designed with nearby trees and green space in mind.

They say: “Care has been taken to reduce the scale of the extension; in footprint, so not to impose on trees and amenity space; and in height to be sympathetic to the existing buildings but at the same time be prominent as an entranceway.”