Brimsdown Primary School receives welcome funding to revamp old dining hall

Children and staff in the current Brimsdown Primary School dining hall

Headteacher Jez Fisher with pupils

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A primary school headteacher has welcomed the latest news that his school’s kitchen will undergo a revamp.

Jez Fisher, headteacher at Brimsdown Primary School in Green Street, Enfield, is delighted by the news that Enfield Borough Council has agreed to pay for a £3million makeover of the school's kitchen facilities.

The school was created in 2008 and has 660 infant and junior pupils, and Mr Fisher is looking forward to replacing the ‘old’ and ‘noisy’ dining hall.

He said: “Our current kitchen is very old and is noisy. Acoustically, the new building should be fantastic and we have welcomed this latest news.”

Mr Fisher claims that the school was due to have an upgraded kitchen a few years ago but the demand for places meant the school has had to wait for the opportunity.

He added: “The demand for school places meant we are delayed in having a new dining space but now we can focus on improving the facility.

“The revamp will also improve accessibility to the hall. At the moment children have to go through the car park to reach the site which means more staff have to supervise their trip. But the new building will make lunchtime a safer place.”

Enfield Council’s cabinet member for children and young people Councillor Ayfer Orhan said: “This initiative will make a real difference to our young people by providing a nicer and more welcoming environment for children to eat their lunch and will also upgrade the kitchen facilities at Brimsdown Primary School to give staff access to state of the art facilities.

“Improving our kitchens is an investment in our children’s futures because it means we can ensure pupils enjoy at least one healthy and nutritious meal each day.

Plans on when the building work will start and finish are yet to be agreed.

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