Get involved: send your pictures, video, news & views by texting Harrow Times to 80360, or email us
Park Lane Primary School, Wembley, officially opens extension
A Wembley school has celebrated the formal opening of its £3 million extension.
Park Lane Primary School, in Park Lane, officially opened the new building on Tuesday.
The Brent Borough Council-funded project gives the school modern facilities and enables it to cater for an extra 30 pupils a year, as well as for a nursery with 60 places.
The extension houses a new nursery, reception classrooms, a sports hall, library and offices.
As part of the work, modern bathrooms, extra classrooms and an enlarged kitchen have been installed in the original building.
Pupils, parents and staff met for a special assembly and opening ceremony on Tuesday morning, at which there were performances by students and tours of the new building.
Carole Bevis-Smith, chair of governors at the school, said: "Last year Park Lane School celebrated its centenary and we looked back at how our school has been an integral part of the community.
“With this expansion we can look to the future - a future with excellent primary school facilities for the children of Wembley.
"The governors and staff of Park Lane School are committed to ensuring that we can provide the best education possible for our pupils, and having these new facilities will help us to create a better environment for teaching and learning.
"In going around the school since the opening of the new build, it has been noticeable how much the children, staff and parents are enjoying the extra space and new facilities."
Mayor of Brent, Michael Adeyeye, officially declared the building open and joined children studying in the new library during a tour of the new facilities.
He said: "This new modern library is fantastic as it provides a perfect leaning space for young children with its modern facilities.
"This is a popular and successful school and I am sure that local families will be delighted that more places are on offer and the facilities have been improved significantly.
"The scheme is a great example of how the council and local schools are working together to provide a good education for more local children and is just one of a number of projects in the pipeline which we hope will enable us to offer every local child a place at a Brent school."