Construction is finally underway at Launceston Primary School. 

The long-awaited primary school, which has left students displaced, has finally been issued with an update by the Department of Education (DfE). 

At the end of February 2023, some Launceston residents were shocked to receive a letter from Cornwall Council offering an update to the partially-built Launceston Primary School on Long Field Road, explaining that “a ‘Demolition Counter Notice’ has been served upon the application and the person intending to carry out the demolition”. 

It was later revealed by the DfE that the new school was marked for demolition as several construction issues which did not comply with its standards had been identified. 

Since then, students at Launceston Primary School have been left without permanent residence, and many have been questioning how long it will be until the school is once again functional and ready to house pupils. 

After nine months of uncertainty, the DfE has finally issued an update. 

Speaking to the Post a spokesperson said: “The school is now under construction and will be completed in due course. 

“DfE recently submitted a planning amendment application to change the car parking design at Launceston Primary School.” 

Following this update, the Long Field Road site is now a hive of activity, with construction equipment working to rebuild Launceston Primary school.  

While no exact date has been set for its completion, following the building’s demolition earlier this year, DfE said: “Works are anticipated to be complete in summer 2024.”