Hillingdon Council has completed its latest school expansion project at Ruislip High School, creating additional school places, a sixth form centre and new classrooms to provide high quality educational facilities for young people.
The secondary school’s new three-storey building is now being used by pupils and teachers following an 18-month programme of works which started in May 2018 and completed this month.
The school boasts a range of new teaching facilities, including a hall, media laboratory, sixth form centre, seven classrooms and a special educational needs facility. Adaptations that were carried out to the existing building provide two new science laboratories with preparation rooms, chemical stores and two refurbished art rooms. The sports changing facilities and shower rooms have also been expanded and additional cycle storage has been created.
The work has meant that the school can offer an additional 186 places to local children. It now has seven forms of entry and capacity for 1,302 pupils.
The council’s £154 million school building and expansion programme, which is one of the largest in London, is helping to meet an increasing demand for places while ensuring that children have access to high quality educational facilities and are given the best start in life.
Cllr Susan O’Brien, Hillingdon Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, Children and Youth Services, said: “Thanks to sound financial management, we’ve been able to continue to invest in this programme to ensure schools in Hillingdon can offer both a high quality learning environment and meet the increasing demand for school places.
“It’s fantastic to see the results of this development work at Ruislip High School, and I hope that the school’s pupils and teachers enjoy the range of new and expanded facilities that have been created.”
Gareth Davies, Headteacher of Ruislip High School, said: “The school is delighted with the brand new state-of-the-art sixth form centre and the additional facilities that the expansion brings to the whole Ruislip High School community.
“We have always had high aspirations for our sixth form students and now we have a building that will provide high quality education facilities to support the outstanding education the school provides.”