School places on the rise

By James Renoux-Wood - Wed 28 May 2014, 11:13 am

Enfield Council is overseeing the creation of hundreds of new primary school places in the borough.

Members of the local authority visited four sites across the borough recently, all of which have been refurbished or rebuilt as part of Enfield's multimillion pound primary school expansion programme.

The four schools are Chesterfield, Highfield, George Spicer Primary School and the Bury Campus at Edmonton County, which became an all-through school in January of this year.   

The council has added an extra 4,410 primary places since 2010.

Councillor Ayfer Orhan said: “We expect to add approximately 2,100 new places at the eight schools currently involved in the school expansion programme and are already working on projects for the future to help us cope with an estimated increase in the school age population of 1,400 within the next 10 years.

“This is a long term commitment to improve facilities and provide extra school places in the areas they are most needed.”