Staff and pupils at Gwyn Jones Primary, in Hainault Road, Leytonstone, celebrate opening of new building

Headteacher Christine Bott and pupils celebrate the official opening of the new classrooms. EL34681

Headteacher Christine Bott and pupils celebrate the official opening of the new classrooms. EL34681

First published in News East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

A school has celebrated the opening of a new building which will allow it to double in capacity.

The new complex at Gwyn Jones Primary, in Hainault Road, Leytonstone, features four classrooms and office space.

The school is expanding from having one form of entry to two, resulting in a gradual overall increase in the number of pupils in the coming years.

Headteacher Christine Bott said she was delighted with the new building.

She told the Guardian: "The classrooms and offices are really nice and they're of real benefit to the school and the wider community.

"Not only are we increasing in size but there's more space for clubs and things like that too."

Ms Bott said the council had not told her how much the project had cost.

Work began on the building last May, with some classrooms ready in time for September.

The office space was completed just before Christmas and the official opening was just before half-term earlier this month, marked with a concert by the school's choir and orchestra.

 

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12:48pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Cornbeefur says...

That will soon be filled up with the influx expected next year from Eastern Europe.

Thanks to EU Membership we have a Country with many schools where English is the second language these days.
That will soon be filled up with the influx expected next year from Eastern Europe. Thanks to EU Membership we have a Country with many schools where English is the second language these days. Cornbeefur
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