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Newbury Park school holds bricklaying ceremony to celebrate its expansion

PUBLISHED: 12:39 24 February 2015 | UPDATED: 12:39 24 February 2015

Head Boy, Stefan Schuller, Head Girl, Gurpreet Sehmi, Head Teacher, Steve Wilks, Councillor, Elaine Norman, Councillor Wes Streeting at Oaks Park High School Bricklaying ceremony to mark the start of the extension to Oaks Park High School.

Head Boy, Stefan Schuller, Head Girl, Gurpreet Sehmi, Head Teacher, Steve Wilks, Councillor, Elaine Norman, Councillor Wes Streeting at Oaks Park High School Bricklaying ceremony to mark the start of the extension to Oaks Park High School.

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Oaks Park High school will increase the number of forms from eight to 10 by September 2015.

Head Boy, Stefan Schuller and Head Girl, Gurpreet Sehmi lay a brick at Oaks Park High School Bricklaying ceremony to mark the start of the extension to Oaks Park High School.Head Boy, Stefan Schuller and Head Girl, Gurpreet Sehmi lay a brick at Oaks Park High School Bricklaying ceremony to mark the start of the extension to Oaks Park High School.

Oaks Park High school, in Newbury Park, held a bricklaying ceremony yesterday to mark the extension of the school.

This will allow the school, on Oaks Lane, to expand from eight to 10 classes by September 2015.

Cllr Elaine Norman (Lab, Newbury), cabinet member for children and young people, and deputy council leader Cllr Wes Streeting (Lab, Aldborough) joined the pupils at the ceremony.

Head boy, Stefan Schuller, and head girl, Gurpreet Sehmi took part in the bricklaying.

Cllr Ashley Kissin (Con, Barkingside) Mayor of Redbridge, could not attend due to illness, however he spoke to the Recorder about the importance of expanding schools after the ceremony.

Cllr Kissin commented on the Recorder’s revelations regarding the influx of people from Westminster to Redbridge.

Cllr Kissin said: “I just think we need to be able to offer good education.”

He added: “It doesn’t really matter whether they are from the borough or Westminster, we need to provide them with education.”

Oaks Park school currently has more than 1600 pupils and was deemed ‘Outstanding’ in the latest Ofsted inspection.


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