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Hillingdon Council celebrates new sustainable school at Lake Farm

Leader of Hillingdon Council, Cllr Ray Puddifoot and Mayor of Hillingdon, Cllr Catherine Dann celebrated an important milestone in the council's £150m school investment programme by laying the final bricks as part of a topping out ceremony at Lake Farm Park Academy.

Lake Farm topping out ceremony

News release: 08 August 2014

The new school will provide 630 much needed school places for primary aged children in Hayes and will incorporate a 90 place nursery and 12 place special needs unit.

The Mayor and the Leader were joined by Cllr David Simmonds, Cabinet Member for Education and Children's services as they thanked Farrans Construction Limited and McAdam Design for their help in ensuring the school will be ready to open its doors to pupils this September.

Located adjacent to Lake Farm Country Park, the school has been designed with sustainability in mind and features an orchard, bat and bird boxes and a kitchen garden.  New trees have also been planted at the school, which has been designed to blend in with the parkland.
 
Eco-concious pupils and teachers will be encouraged to cycle to the school and take advantage of a 70 space cycle area.  Whilst the parent drop off car park will also be available for visitors to the country park to use over the weekend.
 
The school also features a range of energy efficiency and water saving technologies to minimise its impact to the local environment and cut its carbon footprint.
 
Speaking at the ceremony, Cllr Ray Puddifoot, said:
 
"Our priority is to make sure that every child in Hillingdon receives the outstanding education they deserve and we are proud to be able to provide this to the children of Hayes in such a superb facility.

"We are firmly committed to investing in our future and building classrooms of the right quality, in the right place."

Like many boroughs in London and across the country, Hillingdon has and will continue to see a sustained increase in the demand for school places in the borough.

In response, the council is investing £150m in new primary school places over the next few years, providing new classrooms and building new schools to ensure all school children have a school place near their home.

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