Construction starts on £7.5m school development in Southgate
Plans to build a new £7.5m school building in Southgate reached a fresh milestone this week.
Cllr Salinger, Mayor of the London Borough of Barnet, joined staff and pupils from Ashmole Primary School for a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction work on the development.
Building firm Morgan Sindall is delivering the new school property, which is the latest phase in a government-backed scheme to create 49 new free schools across the country.
The project will create a new permanent home for Ashmole Primary School on the site of Ashmole Academy. The building will comprise 22,300 sq ft of learning space for up to 420 pupils aged four to eleven.
Morgan Sindall area director Neil Franklin said: “We’re so pleased to have started construction work at the new Ashmole Primary School, which once complete, will be an outstanding centre of educational excellence.
“We hope that the new building will be a fantastic addition to the Southgate community, providing a first-class teaching space for children to start their educational journey. We’re looking forward to handing the school over to staff and pupils later this year.”
Ashmole Primary School head teacher Chris Tofallis commented: “We are all very excited with the building of our new school.
“We are looking forward to the year ahead where we will see all our children enjoy the excellent facilities set up for their use. The creation of our modern and permanent building will allow us to fulfil our vision to provide the very best standards in education for all our primary children.”
The development is due for completion this summer.