WORK on a £1.5m project to build new teaching facilities and a kitchen-dining room starts at Romsey’s Stroud School this month.

The first turf is due to be cut on February 17 and the headmaster Alastair Dodds said the enhancements, which include a three-classroom block and resource room, are part of a wider scheme to improve children’s education at the Highwood Lane school.

Biomass fuels will be used to heat the new development which will replace aging temporary classrooms at the school. All the cash for the building work has been raised by the school.