£30 million of improvements for Parliament Hill and William Ellis

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£30 million of improvements for Parliament Hill and William Ellis

Councillors have given the go ahead to a massive £30 million investment into facilities for both Parliament Hill and William Ellis Schools.

Funded through our Community Investment Programme, the extensions look to provide new wings for the Highgate schools, as well as vital refurbishments to their existing facilities. Original designs were revised after an education-led review by a RIBA advisor. The new designs advised the remodelling of the old Victorian buildings and refurbishing the dining hall to create a 21st century learning environment.

Parliament Hill School, which caters to 1250 pupils, will receive improved science rooms, sports facilities, dining rooms and a brand new teaching block. Neighbouring William Ellis can look forward to a new-build extension for food technology, drama and music lessons, in addition to internal refurbishments and improved learning spaces. The extension project will also see a new state-of-the-art building for the school’s shared sixth form.

Councillor Angela Mason said that the new science classrooms would help encourage female pupils at Parliament Hill School. Meanwhile, the new sixth form facilities will continue to offer local pupils opportunities to reach their full potential.

As part of our Community Investment Programme we’re investing £117million into schools and children’s centres. This will help us combat the £200million cut from national government’s school building projects. Planned works to Camden’s schools will see 963 new school places created. Improving our school facilities is key to ensuring we can offer all Camden children a school place and the best chance to succeed academically and beyond.

For more information on the project, visit our projects map page



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