Kingfisher Hall Primary Academy completes £4.8million new site

Headteacher of Kingfisher Hall Matthew Laban

Headteacher of Kingfisher Hall Matthew Laban

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A new multi-million primary school building in Ponders End has been completed.

Kingfisher Hall Primary Academy cost £4.8 million to build and includes a primary school and nursery at its site in The Ride.

The new academy was first set up in September 2012 and has been using the lower part of the two-storey building since September 2013.

Work at the site has now been completed, much to the delight of headteacher Matthew Laban.

He said: “This is a very exciting and vibrant school and is a fantastic learning space. We have been in here since September but now it is fully completed and we can now call it our home.

“Not only is the learning area beautifully designed but we have a great playground facility and communal space.”

The site will be able to accommodate 420 school pupils and 30 nursery places.

Mr Laban admitted he was in a privileged position over planning the new school.

He said: “I was given a fantastic opportunity to help build my own school in a way that I wanted it.

"The vast majority of other headmasters take on a role and have to work with the tools that are already there.

“But I was in a unique position to be able to create a school from scratch. It is a really good feeling to see what you had on hundreds of plans be completed as you wanted it.”

The academy currently has nursery, reception and Year 1 pupils.

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