Plans to transform out of date buildings at a South London secondary school have been revealed.

Greenshaw High School, which was built in the late 1960s, was selected by the government’s 10 year school rebuilding programme.

Emerging plans for an overhaul of the school would see the most of the old buildings demolished to make way for two modern three storey blocks.

Your Local Guardian: A CGI of what Greenshaw High School could look like. Credit: Bower Kirkland.A CGI of what Greenshaw High School could look like. Credit: Bower Kirkland.

The plans are yet to be submitted to Sutton Council but if approved it would see construction take place over four years.

During this time children would be educated in temporary buildings – the school aid the majority of subjects will be in temporary accommodation for just 21 months.

Full plans are expected to be submitted in the coming weeks and if plans are approved work could start next year.

The Greenshaw Learning Trust was previously picked by the Department for Education  (DfE) to build a new secondary school for children on the autistic spectrum to be built on playing fields in Rosehill. 

The DfE had previously approved two schools on the land but cancelled a new 1,000 place secondary school after concluding demand for places can be met at existing schools in the borough. 

The latest plans for Greenshaw High School are unrelated and there will be no increase in pupils or staff. 

The Department for Education (DfE) has chosen Bowmer + Kirkland to carry out the work.

Boards from a public consultation say the new layout will be “campus style” with classrooms grouped by subject and more outdoor space.

Nick House, Greenshaw High School Headteacher, commented “Greenshaw is a popular and successful school whose pupils and staff deserve the very best facilities.

“Following an extensive design process with the DfE and specialists on the design team we are delighted to be able to share with you our proposals for the future of Greenshaw High School.

"The regeneration plans will make Greenshaw a more sustainable and efficient school where we are better able to match our vision of high wellbeing for young people and adults, alongside academic excellence.”