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Celebrating a new school in Hayes

Hayes families and residents have been celebrating the official opening of Lake Farm Park Academy, one of two new schools built this year as part of Hillingdon Council's £150m School Investment Programme - the largest of its kind in London.

News release: 29 October 2014

The new school will provide 630 much needed primary school places, 90 nursery places and 12 places for pupils with special educational needs in Hayes.

To mark its opening, the academy opened its doors to the local community and invited pupils and residents to join in the fun at a family activity day. From cup cake decorating to face painting and dancing giraffes there was a range of activities at the event to keep the crowds entertained.

Hillingdon Metropolitan Police Service and the London Fire Brigade also joined in the festivities offering advice on community and fire safety.

Located next to Lake Farm Country Park, the impressive school building has been designed with sustainability in mind and features a range of energy efficient and water saving technologies. 

The pupil experience has been at the heart of the design and the school benefits from state of the art classrooms, sports and orchards areas.

Whilst a designated cycle area has been included to encourage pupils and teachers to cycle to the school there is also a parent drop off car park which will be available for visitors to the country park to use over the weekend.

Speaking at the event, Dr Martin Young, Chief Executive of The Park Federation said:

"Our official academy opening is here and we are enthusiastically celebrating this momentous occasion. It marks the culmination of everyone's hard work and dedication: a collective effort from children, families and the staff team. The Park Federation is committed to making this an inclusive and high performing academy in the heart of Hayes."
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 over 6500 new primary school places over the next few years, providing new classrooms and building new schools to ensure all school children have a high-quality school place near their home.

Cllr David Simmonds, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Education and Children's Services, said:

"The council's priority is to make sure that Hayes children receive the education they deserve and our investment in Lake Farm Park Academy is an investment in their future.

"This is a marvellous school with superb facilities and inspiring teaching staff. We look forward to celebrating their successes with them as they grow as a school community."

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