Potters Bar school gazebo plans approved

PLANS to build a gazebo at a school near Potters Bar have been given the green light by councillors.

The application, from St Giles’ Primary School in Blanche Lane, South Mimms, was rubberstamped at a meeting of the Potters Bar and Shenley planning committee.

When built, the octagonal gazebo will feature seating on up to seven sides, allowing it to be used as an outdoor classroom.

The structure was requested by pupils and is being paid for by the school’s PTA, together with donations from the Potters Bar carnival committee and the Potters Bar Extended Schools Consortium.

Headteacher Susan Ridge said she was “absolutely delighted” to have been granted permission to erect the gazebo.

She added: “It is going to be used for extending the children’s learning outside and also for community use when we open our school for events.”

It is hoped the gazebo will be erected by the end of May.