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New Northwood School celebrates topping out ceremony

Hillingdon Council marked an exciting new era for Northwood School, with Cllr David Simmonds, Cabinet Member for Education and Children's Services, laying one of the final bricks on Thursday 3 March.

Northwood School Topping Out

News release: 07 March 2016

He was joined by the Mayor of Hillingdon, Cllr George Cooper and headmaster, Mark Anderson, at this milestone in the school's £35 million rebuild.  

The council is pleased to report that the new Northwood School is on schedule and within  budget. The project, managed by the council, demonstrates Hillingdon Council's continued commitment to meeting the need for more school places for secondary students in the borough.

Councillor Simmonds said: "The council's £145 million secondary school building and expansion programme is one of the largest in London. We are driving forward with plans to address rocketing demand for high quality secondary school places in the borough. So it is wonderful to see how our £35 million investment in Northwood School is taking shape.

"The council is happy to announce that our determination, coupled with our partnership work with Farrans Construction, will deliver this exceptional secondary educational facility to 1,050 pupils this autumn."

The rebuild of Northwood School is part of a number of preemptive measures that have enabled Hillingdon Council to find places for a record breaking number of secondary school applicants this year. New and improved school buildings are contributing to Hillingdon having one of the highest rates in London for offering families a school place at one of their preferred local schools.

The school building has three storeys, measures 9,800 square metres in size and will promote an academic focus on performing arts. A stage area with retractable seating will be at the heart of  the school. Additional arts facilities include an outdoor amphitheatre and performing arts/music specialist rooms. .

In total there will be 53 classrooms, including science rooms, a science garden, specialist design and technology rooms, a spacious library, sixth form study rooms and social areas, special educational needs rooms, a large art room and an outdoor learning terrace. 

Mr Anderson said: "On behalf of everyone connected with Northwood School I would like to thank the London Borough of Hillingdon, in particular Councillors Ray Puddifoot and David Simmonds, for the belief that they have shown in us. 

"Our continuing exceptional examination results and the fact that we are oversubscribed for our opening demonstrate our determination to become a flagship school, producing well educated, well rounded young people for their next steps in life."


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