Search

Hornchurch pupils start 2017 in £9.2 million new building

PUBLISHED: 11:22 12 January 2017

Early Years pupils at Hacton primary Schools in front of their new building

Early Years pupils at Hacton primary Schools in front of their new building

Hacton Primary School

New year, new start and new school for pupils, who began 2017 in a start-of-the-art building.

An arerial view of Hacton primary School's new building. An arerial view of Hacton primary School's new building.

After years of planning, staff and pupils at Hacton Primary School held their first lessons in the £9.2 million development.

The school’s new facilities is the result of an initiative by the Department for Education and was one of 261 school across the country to be rebuilt.

Each new classroom is now equipped with an interactive touchscreen.

Demolition of the 1948 buildings will take about nine months to complete and a school field is due to be landscaped on the old school site.

Headteacher Nigel Emes said: “We feel incredibly lucky to have the privilege to educate our pupils in a brand new building. Following our ‘outstanding’ Ofsted judgement last year, we now have a learning environment that matches the high quality education on which Hacton Primary prides itself.

“I’m so proud of how each and every child has settled so calmly into their new surroundings. We look forward to continuing our role in providing a bright future for education in Hornchurch.”

Latest Romford News Stories

12:20

A charming musical about life, love – and tradition – in a Russian Jewish community wowed on its opening night.

10:39

England 400-plus years ago was not keen on free speech, as Prof Ged Martin explains

09:40

An entrepreneur who secured an exclusive top prize at last year’s Thames Gateway Business Awards has spoken of the “amazing” effect it has had on his charity.

07:00

Hundreds of families are without a permanent home in Havering, the highest figure for a decade and a sign of a burgeoning housing crisis. In the first of a special series of reports, EMMA YOULE meets those struggling to find a place to live and asks why?

Yesterday, 17:30

The Liberty shopping centre has revealed that JD Sports will be partly taking over where BHS used to be.

Yesterday, 15:38

Havering Council took a bold step forward to reassure members of the community worried that wind turbines will one day be installed beauty spots.

Yesterday, 13:30

Young children are being subjected to vile abuse by a group of bullies at a primary school it has been claimed.

Yesterday, 12:29

Trains have been delayed this morning after balloons got stuck in the overhead wires.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Show Job Lists

News from your area

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now