Major classroom building project for top Harpenden secondary school

PUBLISHED: 19:38 22 January 2009 | UPDATED: 13:51 06 May 2010

A MAJOR building programme is planned for a Harpenden secondary school this summer. Herts County Council has applied for planning permission to build a new four-classroom block, one room of which will be a new science lab, at Sir John Lawes School in Man

A MAJOR building programme is planned for a Harpenden secondary school this summer.

Herts County Council has applied for planning permission to build a new four-classroom block, one room of which will be a new science lab, at Sir John Lawes School in Manland Way. The school was named last week as number 12 in the top comprehensive schools in the country for performance at A-levels.

The building project is part of the Herts County Council's rolling programme to replace all mobile classrooms with permanent ones in an attempt to provide a better teaching environment.

Ms Claire Robins, who has been head teacher at the school for three years, welcomed the construction. She said: "We're looking forward to having better surroundings to work in. I'm sure that the finished classrooms will be worth any stress we experience during the building works!"

If planning permission is granted, the work will begin at the beginning of the school summer holiday period and is expected to be finished by the end of the year.


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