Wellington Primary School and Hounslow Council marked the completion of £15m expansion project with an official opening ceremony yesterday [Tuesday 28 November]
Published: Wednesday, 29th November 2017
Wellington Primary School and Hounslow Council marked the completion of £15m expansion project with an official opening ceremony yesterday [Tuesday 28 November].
The new facilities at the school in Sutton Lane, TW3 4LB, is part of the Council’s extensive expansion programme and part of its pledge to provide sufficient and high quality school places in the borough.
To mark the completion of the works, the Mayor of Hounslow, Councillor Sue Sampson, joined pupils and staff by cutting the ribbon to officially open the new facilities.
The refurbishment and extension will provide additional classrooms to increase it from a two-form entry to a four-form entry school.
It also includes £3m of remodelling and expansion to the existing school which now forms the nursery and infants school.
A further £12m has allowed us to develop the new building on Church Meadows which now forms the junior school, opened to pupils early September this year.
The Wellington Primary School expansion has enabled the council to meet its pledge to ensure there are enough places for all pupils in the borough. The expansion has created an additional 420 places at Wellington Primary which will support the anticipated growth in pupil numbers.
Councillor Tom Bruce, Cabinet Member for Education, Children’s Services and Youth Services, Hounslow Council, said: “We have worked hard to ensure that all our children have a school place as close to where they live as possible.
“For Wellington Primary, this is an exciting phase and I am sure staff and pupils will enjoy the new facilities.”
The project also now has new modern facilities such as a stand-alone sports pavilion and multi-use sport pitch on Church Meadows. There is also a brand-new hall, studio, food technology room, computer suite, groups rooms, library, art room, a newly fitted kitchen and a further 16 classrooms.
Debbie Norton, Head teacher at Wellington Primary School said: “We are thrilled with our new junior school and the improved facilities for our pupils. We thank Hounslow Council for investing in the education of our children and we look forward to this fabulous new building serving the community for another 80 years.”
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