Primary school set for rebuild

By Jim Dunton - Wed 15 May 2013, 12:43 pm

Enfield Council's cabinet has approved a scheme to demolish and rebuild Garfield Primary School in New Southgate as part of a £25 million programme to provide extra school places in the borough.

It said the new school would increase its intake, offering places for an additional 210 pupils over seven years.

Children and young people lead Councillor Ayfer Orhan said the work would significantly improve facilities at the school and complement the regeneration of the Ladderswood Estate.

“Enfield Council has been working hard to ensure there are sufficient primary school places in this borough and to carry out its duty to provide our increasing school population with a high quality education in safe, secure and good facilities,”  she said.

“We're spending £25 million on providing hundreds of extra school places in the areas they are most needed while improving our educational facilities. The redevelopment of Garfield Primary School will form a key part of this project."