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Contracts signed for new £11.4M High Leigh Primary School in Hoddesdon

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Hertfordshire County Council has appointed McLaren Construction to build High Leigh Primary School in Hoddesdon, which will be a new two-form entry school for 420 pupils aged 4-11, including an integrated 30-place nursery.

It will replace the existing one-form entry Westfield Community Primary School, providing additional space to serve the new High Leigh Garden Village.

McLaren’s Divisional Director for Education, Tony Whyte, said: “High Leigh will quickly take shape now and that is the result of an effective partnership between Hertfordshire, its designers and contractor, to update a 2020 planning consent and get back on schedule to deliver much-needed new school places.

“Budgets are always tight in the public sector and the education authority needs the confidence that a quality learning environment for pupils can be created within agreed costs. We can give that confidence through our experience of building many schools for all ages, alongside sports or science facilities and buildings designed for pupils with special needs.”

Executive Member for Education, Libraries & Lifelong Learning at Hertfordshire County Council, Cllr Caroline Clapper, added: “The appointment of McLaren will now allow the building of a new primary school with state-of-the art facilities, delivering the tools children need to thrive.”

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