GREENWICH Councillors backed plans to redevelop John Roan secondary school at a Planning Board meeting last week.
John Roan's Lower School in Westcombe Park Road will be demolished and replaced with a brand new school building, while the historic Upper School is to be refurbished and have new covered courtyards.
Parents of the children who attended the meeting were left angry by having to wait through the lengthy Shooters Hill Equestrian Centre planning application, calling it a "disgrace" when councillors finally got to consider the John Roan scheme late on Thursday night.
But frustration at the meeting's agenda turned to jubilation at its decision, as councillors on the Planning Board supported the proposals.
The plans, which Greenwich.co.uk first reported on in August, received the unanimous support of councillors.
One John Roan student impressed councillors with an impassioned plea to back the proposal, with Cllr Hayley Fletcher telling her: "You are a credit to your school and I hope the new school buildings are a credit to you."