Building starts on new school and health centre

Major investment in Surbiton’s health and education begins. MP Edward Davey and councillors Bob Steed, Yogan Yoganathan, Liz Green and Malcolm Self, at the groundbreaking.

Huge expansion of Kingston’s primary education a historic achievement - Davey

Work is on target for the Royal Borough’s first new primary school in over 14 years to open this year in central Surbiton.

The ground breaking ceremony took place in October, led by local Liberal Democrats who campaigned hard for the new school despite opposition from local Conservatives.

Lime Tree Primary is being built on part of the Surbiton Hospital site and will open its doors for reception and nursery pupils in September 2012. The new Head teacher, Clinton Pascoe, took up his post this January - to work with the developers to shape the school and recruit his staff.

New school part of massive Borough-wide primary expansion

Deputy Council Leader, Liz Green, said that Lime Tree was part of a huge expansion in the number of primary school places across Kingston.

“I’m grateful to all the schools and parents who have helped us manage this multi-million pound building programme.”

Local MP, Edward Davey, added, “It’s good the Coalition has given Kingston an extra £5.3 million for school building this year, but I’m pushing for more, given how popular and highly-performing our schools are.”

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