Posted: Thursday 29th June 2017
Almond Hill Primary School in Stevenage held a celebration event today (29 June) to mark their new building reaching its highest point.
The expansion to the school is part of Hertfordshire’s countywide programme to ensure that every child who needs a school place has one as close to home as possible and in suitable accommodation. Over £100million has been allocated by the county council to expand Hertfordshire’s primary schools in line with growing need.
The new build includes a new two storey, six classroom block to allow for the permanent expansion of the school. It will accommodate up to 360 new pupils and enable Almond Hill Primary School to offer local places to local children now and in the future.
Head teacher, Jude Lovelock, said: “It has been incredibly exciting watching the new structure take shape over the year. Our impressive new building and the facilities it offers will be a great additional asset to our current learning environment.
In September, Almond Hill will be proudly celebrating 60 years as a centre of learning in our local community. We are all really looking forward to moving into our new building and our official opening, and hopefully welcoming many new pupils and families to our school as we expand.”
Hertfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, Terry Douris, said: “This is a special day for the school. This impressive new building will be a great asset and will enable more local children to attend the school.
“It is a priority for the county council to make sure young people get the best possible start in life, and we are committed to making sure that every child in Hertfordshire has a place at one of our great schools so they can reach their full potential.
“I’m sure staff and pupils will enjoy and benefit greatly from their new facilities.”