‘Great progress’ being made on Hatfield Free School

IT may look like a building site now, but this will soon be Hatfield’s newest school.

Work is well under way on getting Hatfield Community Free School ready for the new school year, as this picture shows.

Although the building will not be ready in time for the start of the new school year in September, staff and students will spend a month in temporary accommodation before the building is opened in October.

Gill Jones, chairman of the school’s executive group, said: “Great progress is being made towards the opening of Hatfield Community Free School. Anyone who has been down Briars Lane recently will know that the old building on the new school site has been demolished and the new build is rapidly under way.

“Our new principal, Sue Attard, is already working hard at getting to know parents and matters that are important to them such as designing the uniform.

“She will take up her post in April so there is plenty of time to prepare the school for the day it opens.”

The school’s trust has now finished a consultation with the Department for Education over funding arrangements, and will soon be publishing the report on its website, www.hatfieldcommunityfreeschool.org.uk