Investment in schools
Mon 30 June 2014, 4:10 pm
Hillingdon Council is embarking on a rebuild of Northwood School, a secondary school in the north of the borough, which will increase its capacity to 900 pupils. The brand new school is set to open in 2016.
It has an estimated cost of £28 million, with the council providing £21.6 million and £6.4 million from central government.
The rebuild of Northwood School complements the council’s £150 million primary school building programme. Councillor David Simmonds, deputy leader and cabinet member for education and children’s services, said: “I’m delighted for the children, parents and staff at Northwood who will have a brand new school.
“Providing quality school places for pupils near where they live is an absolute priority for the council and this announcement once again shows that we are delivering on our pledge to put our residents, of all ages, first.”
Work is progressing on the council’s primary school building programme – the largest of its kind in London – which will create 6,500 additional places across the borough. Between September 2011 and September 2014 extra facilities and new classrooms are being added to a total of 28 schools, with two new primary schools due to open in September 2014 and a third in September 2015.