YOUNGSTERS heading back to an East Lothian primary school this month will find a new classroom has been craned in ready for lessons.

West Barns Primary School has added a temporary new classroom for its P6/P7 pupils over the summer holidays, to help provide space for the growing number of children.

The modular classroom building was craned onto the site of the village primary school to “enhance” the school’s facilities.

It will be in place for one year as work to build a permanent extension to the school is undertaken.

East Lothian Council’s planners approved the addition, with the new temporary building placed on part of the school grounds, a short distance from its main building.

As well as a new classroom, the new addition has an entrance area, toilet and disabled toilet facilities, a cloakroom and storage space.

Planners said that as a temporary structure, it would not “have a long-term impact on the character and appearance of the existing buildings or on the character and appearance of the area”.

A council spokeswoman said there was no date for when the extension would be complete and the local authority was “revisiting the construction schedule”.