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Children at a primary school are set to benefit from a £5million refurbishment.

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Newington Green Primary, in Matthias Road, will see a new reception entrance and classroom remodelling as well as new windows, lighting, electrical wiring, security systems and much more.

The investment comes courtesy of Islington Council who say the major refit to the school will provide an 
enhanced educational environment in which children will be better able to realise their potential.

The improvements will be made to the 1950s block of the school, and will be ready for spring 2015.

Headteacher Abi Misselbrook-Lovejoy, said: “We are delighted the refurbishment is on its way. Our children deserve the best possible environment in which to learn and the newly-refurbished building will help us raise the quality of education through better use of spaces.

“We will finally get a building which mirrors our aspirations for the children.”

Other improvements to be made to the school include new wall insulation, refurbishment and overlaying of existing roof, a new heating system, internal redecoration and new flooring.

On top of the refit, the school is investing its own funds to upgrade classrooms by adding bespoke whole teaching wall furniture to each classroom.

Councillor Joe Caluori, Islington Council’s executive member for children and families, said: “Islington is ranked in the top five local authorities nationally for the proportion of schools rated as good or outstanding by Ofsted.

“We know that making sure children have first-class buildings and facilities to use is important in helping pupils to reach their potential and that’s why we’re investing in our schools.”

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