One of Bolton’s top performing primaries is getting ready for a move to its much anticipated school building - after opening nearly seven years go.

The Olive School, based in office buildings on the outskirts of Bolton town centre, has been looking for home since its opened in 2016.

Despite that it is rated outstanding and has some of the best results in Bolton.

The Olive School first submitted plans for its new facility on the former site of the old Jubilee Centre on Tennyson Street, Halliwell.

Now with the centre having moved to its new location further plans are afoot to demolish the old centre to make way for “exceptional” new Olive School facilities.

Principal Sabina Saeed said: “We’re very excited to see the design process for the construction of our new home begin.

“The Olive School is committed to creating an environment where pupils are supported to achieve their very best academically and where their personal development can thrive.

The Bolton News: Principal Sabina SaeedPrincipal Sabina Saeed (Image: Star Academies)

“It will be wonderful to be able to provide our pupils and families with exceptional new facilities where we’ll be able to deliver an even better experience for our children.”

The Olive School, part of the Blackburn-based Star Academies group, first opened in 2016 and has built a reputation as one of the most highly regarded schools in the borough, having been deemed “outstanding” in its last full Ofsted inspection in July 2019.

The Bolton News: The school has temporarily been housed in an office block on Waterloo StreetThe school has temporarily been housed in an office block on Waterloo Street (Image: Newsquest)

Moving to its new permanent home will mark the latest stage in its evolution, with the new £6million Jubilee Centre opened on Crompton Way last month, clearing the way for the school to be built on the old site.

Plans have now been put forward to demolish the old centre before reworking can take place.

The Bolton News: The Olive School will be moved to the old Jubilee Centre site on Tennyson StreetThe Olive School will be moved to the old Jubilee Centre site on Tennyson Street (Image: Newsquest)

The school has currently been currently using temporary leased accommodation in offices at Ashton House on Waterloo Street but hopes that once the move is complete, they will have a 420 place modern school.

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Ms Saeed said: “We are incredibly fortunate to have such an engaged and supportive school community and I’m certain our school will continue to go from strength to strength when we move to our new site.

“Our permanent school site will not only benefit the young people of Bolton today but future generations too, enabling local children to grow, prosper and succeed for many years to come.”

The demolition plan was put before Bolton Council on Monday July 3 and will be open for neighbourhood consultations until Thursday July 27.

Bolton Council then aims to decide whether or not to approve this stage of the scheme by Monday July 31 this year.