Garfield gets new school

By Marco Cillario - Fri 12 August 2016, 6:15 pm

A multimillion pound school building has opened on Springfield Road.

Developed by Enfield Council, with the Murphy Group as contractor, the new Garfield Primary building, replacing the original one, will cater for 210 additional pupils.

It means the school, ranked as ‘good’ by Ofsted, has now the capacity to accommodate three forms of entry in every year group and will reach full capacity in four years' time with 630 pupils.

The new building includes a purpose-designed ICT suite, a library, a music room and a hall which can be subdivided into three smaller spaces.

The car park has been extended with new access from Palmers Road. Pedestrian access is also available from Springfield Road and Upper Park Road.

A pond, planting area and a playground have also been provided.

The old school building will be demolished to make way for two more playgrounds, to be completed in January 2017.

The school’s headteacher, Karen Khwaja, said staff were determined to work for the school to be rated 'outstanding' at the next Ofsted inspection and the new building would help them to reach this aim.