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Expansion work on two Harrow primary schools given go ahead
Work on expanding and improving two schools has been given the go ahead by a government minister.
Building work and development at Marlborough Hill Primary School and Vaughan Primary School were given the go ahead by Minister of State for Schools David Laws.
Work on the two sites, which includes demolition of existing buildings and the construction of new classrooms, could begin as early as September this year.
Harrow Borough Council's cabinet member for children, schools and families Cllr Zarina Khalid says the authority will work with the two schools to deliver new places at a suitable time.
She said: “The council has been working closely with officials from the Department for Education, Gareth Thomas MP and the Minister of State to secure funding to rebuild and expand two of our most popular primary schools, Marlborough and Vaughan.
“All parties agree that there is an urgent need to provide additional pupil places at these schools and that the condition of both school buildings is deteriorating rapidly.
“The minister has written to confirm that due to the pressing needs of these schools, he has asked officials to work with us and the schools in the autumn term to plan for work to begin.
“We will be working with the Education Funding Agency over the next few weeks to determine the details of the two building schemes.
“The important thing is that we deliver the new school buildings and the additional places at a time that is right for the children and the need for places at both schools.”
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