Five schools in Hillingdon borough are set to grow as part of the council's £150 million expansion programme to fulfil the growing demand on primary school places.
Groundwork for a new temporary classroom will begin over half term, (May 28 to June 5) and will be built over the summer holidays in readiness for more pupils arriving at the school next year.
This temporary classroom will enable children in the area to access high quality education close to home, Hillingdon Council say.
The changes at Newnham Schools are the latest step in Hillingdon Council’s school building and expansion programme, enabling the school to accommodate an additional class in each year group, to meet the increasing demand for primary school places in the borough.
This is the 'next step' in an ongoing programme
Hillingdon Council says it has been striving to meet this demand by investing £150 million in a primary school building and expansion programme, which is 'one of the biggest in London'.
Cllr David Simmonds, deputy leader of the council and cabinet member for education and children’s services, said: “Hillingdon Council is committed to helping children in the borough to access their chosen schools.
“The expansion at Newnham School is the next step in an ongoing programme of council funded school improvements and new builds.”
Additional classrooms will be added over the summer holidays where needed, minimising disruption to the school timetable.
When statistics on primary school places were released in April , Hillingdon topped London boroughs for families receiving offers at their preferred primary schools, with 96% of applicants receiving offers at one of their top three schools.
Most got their first choice school, but 14% missed out.