Primary expansion

by Natalie Vincent Tue 27 February 2018, 4:35 pm

Expansion works at Warrender Primary School and Hillside Infant and Junior Schools started in January, as part of Hillingdon Council's 153 million drive to create more primary school places for local children.

Warrender school expansion CGI

The expansion of Warrender Primary School, Ruislip, will see an additional 210 school places created, with  a new two-storey building accommodating eight classrooms, an ICT suite, a library, design technology room and group spaces.

Building work is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.

Hillside Infant and Junior Schools, Northwood, are also being expanded to offer an additional 216 places.

A new stand-alone building will accommodate 12 classrooms, a hall, studio, ICT suite, library, design technology room, kitchen and group spaces, with completion expected in early 2019.

David Simmonds CBE, Hillingdon Council's deputy leader and cabinet member for education and children's services, said: "We are putting families first by investing in school expansions to provide more places for local children where they are needed the most.

"We're proud to offer so many 'good' and 'outstanding' schools in Hillingdon, and our high-quality educational facilities will give our young people the best start in life." 

The work is part of the council's ambitious £260 million primary and secondary school building programme, one of the largest in London, aimed at meeting demand for school places as the local population continues to grow.

The council has created 6,682 new primary school places since 2011.

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