Harpenden school celebrates new building

A SCHOOL in Harpenden has celebrated the opening of a new school building which will enhance the learning and teaching environment for all.

High Beeches JMI school on Aldwickbury Crescent invited former Harpenden town mayor and former governor of the school for over 25 years, Dorothy Mills, to open the building in front of the whole school. The completion of the project was particularly poignant for the former governor as she had been a supporter of the plans since the early stages.

The work, which began in July, gives the school a new entrance, a larger early years’ classroom, a new school office and bigger staff facilities. The cost of the project, around �150,000, came from savings the school made over time from the school’s capital budget.

Headteacher Paul Diver said: “The staff, the children and the parents have been wonderfully patient and accommodating throughout the work and I just want to thank them all for their help and support.”