CAMBERLEY'S former Burrow Hill School may continue to be used for education after all.

Last year it seemed that the classrooms and other buildings would be demolished to make way for housing.

But the homes scheme has been shelved following an application by another school to take over the site.

Clewborough House wants to refurbish the buildings and build a headmaster's house in the grounds.

The private school currently occupies two sites - one in Camberley, called Clewborough, and the other in Frimley Green where it is known as Cheswycks.

If the planning application is given the go-ahead, then Clewborough will relocate to Burrow Hill and Cheswycks will continue to cater for children aged two to seven.

The school, which caters for boys and girls, intends to use the Burrow Hill site for day pupils and boarders aged seven to 11..

All the buildings are earmarked for refurbishment to provide a hall, gymnasium, arts and crafts rooms, music and information technology facilities.

Some will also be converted into staff accommodation and dormitories.

The school would initially start with 110 pupils, increasing to a maximum of 250 children.

Surrey Heath Council planning officers have recommended giving the scheme the green light subject to certain conditions.

These include the submission of a school travel plan and the provision of a traffic calming scheme in the area of St Catherines Road.

There has been a school on the site since 1959, and was used for special needs pupils by the Inner London Education Authority.

A question mark has hung over the future of the site since the school closed in 1998.