A PRIMARY school in Herefordshire is planning to name a new outdoor classroom after one of its former headteachers.

St Peter's Primary School in Bromyard said the new building would be named after Martin Holt, who taught at the school for 35 years.

Mr Holt started teaching at the school, now in Cherry Tree Close, in 1973 before becoming headteacher eight years later. His tenure then lasted until retirement in 2008.

The school's new building, which was approved by Herefordshire Council's planning department, should provide extra learning and recreational space for pupils.

The school said the new building would be installed during the summer term, and it would be called "The HOLT" in recognition of the years of dedicated service to St. Peter's by former headteacher Martin Holt.

"We aim to have an official opening ceremony and reunion for The Holt, attended by Mr Holt and ex-staff and students, some time in July subject to any restrictions we may have to work to," it said.

"Additionally, if we are able, we are intending to erect as part of the structure of the classroom, the original school bell which we feel should be displayed and used."