Kingsgate Primary School gets a new building Improving school buildings and making sure Camden has enough school places is key for the Community Investment Programme (CIP). We want to give children in the borough the best start in life, so we have expanded Kingsgate Primary School to create up to 420 new school places at a new site on Liddell Road (now known as Liddell Place) in the north west of the borough, where the need for reception places is high. The new Kingsgate Primary Lower School was completed in the summer and headteacher Liz Hayward welcomed children into the autumn term in the new building. She said: “The new building and the playground are lovely. The learning environment is spacious, bright and calm. Teachers can already see a hugely positive impact on the way children learn. Parents and children were so happy and excited when they came into school on the first day of term.” The new school is part of a number of improvements planned for the Liddell Place area. The next phase at Liddell Place will include: • a new public open space with greenery and seats for people to visit, 22
Year two class, Honeysuckle
• a new walking route to Maygrove Peace Park, • new housing, including at least four affordable homes, and • flexible business workspaces to help create jobs and employment opportunities for local people.
Brand new outdoor play equipment
We are also making improvements at Kingsgate Primary Upper School in Kilburn, including an expansion to the school hall and a new dedicated library space.