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Last Updated: Monday, 21 February, 2005, 08:49 GMT
'Nuclear bunker' school replaced
Youngsters at a Nottinghamshire school are moving to a brand new site.

The old Arnold View school was built during the Cold War, and even has a nuclear bunker.

Pupils will benefit from a new library, computer room and all weather sports pitches as well as nine spacious classrooms to learn in.

They are being given a chance to look around their new school which is costing 2.7m to build, before starting lessons there on Tuesday.

Better access

Altogether 300 children are currently taught at the school.

Half of the old school site will be sold off to help fund the new development.

Head teacher Alan Hickman said: "Parents with pushchairs cannot access this building at all. It is very difficult for disabled people.

"The building has no water in classrooms, there is a very, very poor quality of toilets. It's on three levels, a lot of very old steps.

"The new building is totally geared up for the 21st century in terms of education that's changed since this school was built."

Arnold View Primary School was formed when Kingswell Junior School and Hill Rise Infant School merged in 1999.

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