EXTENSION work is being planned for North Berwick High School as the school roll looks set to push beyond 1,000 for the first time.

The school, which welcomes pupils from the surrounding villages as well as North Berwick, currently has a school roll of 962.

However, that figure is expected to increase, with the town continuing to grow and the school set to become the fourth secondary school in the county with more than 1,000 pupils.

Three extensions – in 1960, 1998 and 2005 – have already been carried out on the school to accommodate the growth of the town.

Now, the proposed extension would cater for a school roll of up to 1,250.

Plans submitted to East Lothian Council note: “The completed building will provide state-of-the-art teaching and social space facilities in line with the client’s brief as well as promoting energy efficiency and offering facilities which signal the high value placed on learning at North Berwick High School.

“The project is to reflect the standards commensurate with a modern school facility and provide a high-quality environment that will inspire both staff and young people to achieve their full potential.”

The proposed extension would occupy an area to the south-west of the existing buildings, bordered by the synthetic pitch and the site boundary with the school’s neighbours Law Primary School.

The document states: “The location of the proposed extension will offer views out over the sports pitches and towards North Berwick Law.”

The ground floor of the three-storey extension will become home to the home economics department, with a shared social and exhibition space.

Social sciences will be based on the first floor, with the languages department on the second floor and “large shared breakout spaces at the heart of the floorplan”.

The plans from Innovate East Lothian Ltd, which is acting on behalf of East Lothian Council, could go before the local authority’s planning committee later this year.

Currently, Dunbar Grammar School (1,003), Musselburgh Grammar School (1,135) and Ross High School (1,195) in Tranent all have more than 1,000 pupils.