A SPECIAL parade will mark the move to new premises for children at Church Gresley Infants and Nursery School.
The school is set to move from its current Victorian building on York Road home to a new £6.1 million development in Pennine Way next month, when the children return from half-term.
Denise Cutting, a teacher at the school, said: “We are due to move on November 8.
“Gresley Male Voice Choir will sing at the old school and then the children will parade from one to school to the other.”
The school is also holding an open evening between 4pm and 6pm on October 10 for people to have a look around the old school, which dates back to 1877.
Ms Cutting added: “A lot of people say ‘Oh my grandma came here.’ It will be a chance for people to look around.”
The new school will have room for 270 pupils.
It will boast a hall, a separate nursery for 52 children and nine classrooms. There will also be outside areas for play and learning.
The move means the school, which had more than 100 applications for its 80 reception year places for September 2011, will be able to take on up to ten extra pupils in each year group.
The new building will be sited adjacent to the existing Pennine Way Junior Academy.
The current buildings, including the main Victorian part of the school, will become surplus to requirements when it closes next month.
Last month Derbyshire County Council’s cabinet discussed potential future uses for the building.
The authority has been approached by a private day nursery provider with a view to leasing the main building and possibly the additional annexe buildings, to offer day nursery facilities.
People interested in acquiring the current Church Gresley Infant and Nursery School building can express their interest with the council.