Former Grantham school is finally demolished

Former Priory Ruskin Academy, in Queensway, is razed to the ground.
Former Priory Ruskin Academy, in Queensway, is razed to the ground.
0
Have your say

The final section of the former Priory Ruskin Academy was demolished this morning (Monday).

A solitary small section of the old school, previously known as St Wulfram’s High School and then Grantham Church High School, remained over the weekend, the last piece standing following weeks of demolition work.

The land, not including the playing fields to the north, east and south, is under the ownership of the Lincoln Diocesan Trust and Board of Finance.

The trust has submitted a planning application to South Kesteven District Council to build a residential development on the 1.306 hectare site, off Queensway. It hopes to build two- and three-bedroom properties, a mix of semi-detached and terraced, with garages and gardens, plus two access roads.

The playing fields are owned by Lincolnshire County Council and do not form part of the plan for a housing development. The Journal has asked the county council what it plans to do with the playing fields, and is awaiting a response.