Stevenage school on top of the world with completion of new building

Headteacher Jude Lovelock with members of the construction team on top of the school's new building.

Headteacher Jude Lovelock with members of the construction team on top of the school's new building. Pic Herts County Council. - Credit: Archant

Staff and pupils at Almond Hill Primary School in Stevenage have been celebrating their new building reaching its highest point.

The new build includes a two-storey, six classroom block which allows for the permanent expansion of the school. It will accommodate up to 360 new pupils and enable Almond Hill Primary School to offer places to Stevenage children.

The funding has come from Hertfordshire County Council which has allocated £100 million to expand the county’s primary schools in line with growing need.

Headteacher, 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.

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“I’m sure staff and pupils will enjoy and benefit greatly from their new facilities.”

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