A £7.1 million scheme to refurbish and expand a Wembley primary school is now underway.
Work has started at Sudbury Primary School in Watford Road to create a brand new hall, classroom block, library, music room, group learning area and, by February 2011, a children’s centre. The school’s reception, administrative and nursery areas will also be radically refurbished by construction company, Morgan Sindall.
The project, which is expected to be completed by September 2011, is in response to the increasing demand for primary school places and will increase pupils at the school by an extra class in each year.
The school is contributing £1.5m of its own money towards the refurbishments, with the remainder being funded under the Primary Capital Programme (PCP).
As well as offering top-class learning facilities for its pupils, the re-modelled school will also have a range of services and resources on offer for the wider community.
Existing temporary classrooms will be removed to make way for the new two-storey extension. The first floor will accommodate learning spaces for drama, ICT, science and a staff room. A “striking” circular building will house four classrooms with an open learning area in the centre.
Councillor, Mary Arnold, Lead Member for Children and Families, said: “The revamp will mean the school can give pupils even better learning opportunities in modern facilities. It will also enable us to offer more school places to primary age children in the borough to help meet the increasing demand.”