Students looking forward to the new swimming pool at Kingswood House School might have to wait a little longer.

A planning application was submitted to build a new teaching block in the school, on the same spot the pool was meant to go.

Permission was granted five years ago to build the swimming pool enclosure, but the school has since changed its mind.

The choice came after the school decided to axe nursery and reception classes and add senior students.

The cover letter submitted as part of the application said: "The school has re-assessed its position in the education market and have decided to remove the nursery and reception classes with senior boys between the ages of 14 to 16.

"Parents have found it difficult to find places for their sons to attend a single sex private school locally in Surrey.

"This is mainly due to both Epsom College and St John's School in Leatherhead becoming co-education in the past five to ten years."

The letter said that the overall number of pupils at the school would not increase, rather the school required more classrooms and different teaching areas.

The existing art classroom is currently being converted into a senior science laboratory so a new classroom is required," the letter said.

The main hall of the Landlands Building is now being looked at as the new location for the swimming pool.