IMAGES have been revealed showing how a new primary school will look when building work has finished.

The replacement for Chorley New Road Primary School in Horwich has been under construction since August, after the development was granted planning permission.

And Bolton Council has now released new artist's impressions that give a clearer insight into what pupils and teachers can expect from their new building.

As well as showing the front of the school, the images also depict the rear of the building and the outside play areas.

A ceremonial 'steel signing' event will take place on December 5 to mark the installation of the steel frame.

The authority's cabinet member for education, schools, safeguarding and looked after children, Cllr Ann Cunliffe, said: "It is exciting to see that work on the new Chorley New Road school is progressing at pace. I’m looking forward to seeing the completed project and having a lovely, new and modern facility in Horwich.

"The steel signing event marks a significant step in the progress of the project as people will then begin to see the structural outline of the new school."

The decision to build a new school was made in response to the need for extra primary school places in the area to accommodate families from the 1,700-home Rivington Chase housing development, which will be built on the site of the former Horwich Loco Works.

The school is single form entry and the new school will become two-form entry.

Once Willmott Dixon has finished construction, the old building will be demolished and the land will be used as recreational space.

It is being built on the existing site and is due to be ready for pupils in time for the start of term in September next year.