Katherine Warington School receives funding for infrastructure

Published: 07 May 2019

Hertfordshire County Council’s Cabinet is set to agree funding to support highways improvements around the new Katherine Warington Secondary School in Harpenden at its meeting on Monday 13 May.

The new school is being delivered by the Department for Education (DfE) through its free school programme and the County Council is supporting the scheme by purchasing the site for the school and committing funding towards a full suite of playing fields and off-site highways works.

Up to £4.6m in funding will be released to fund highways improvements in the local area, including measures to support sustainable travel, which will help provide:

  • Safety improvements such as traffic calming and road crossing improvements

  • Cycle track, footpath and bus stop improvements

  • Road widening and remodelling

  • New entrances from the highway onto the school site.

Jenny Coles, Director of Children’s Services at Hertfordshire County Council, said: “The Council has actively supported the new Katherine Warington School to serve Harpenden and surrounding communities to provide much needed school places.

“This additional funding will enable the scheme to continue to progress at pace and we are continuing to work closely with the Harpenden Secondary Education Trust, DfE and principal contractor Kier Eastern, towards the opening of the school for its first cohort of pupils in September 2019.”

A decision will be made at Hertfordshire County Council’s Cabinet meeting on Monday 13 May.