Brent MP officially opens rooftop football pitch in Harlesden

Harlesden School opening a new building, with Dawn Butler MP

Harlesden School opening a new building, with Dawn Butler MP - Credit: Archant

An MP was swamped by school pupils in Harlesden as she officially opened a new building with a football pitch of the roof.

Dawn Butler opened a new building at Harlesden Primary School Pic credit: Jonathan Goldberg

Dawn Butler opened a new building at Harlesden Primary School Pic credit: Jonathan Goldberg - Credit: Archant

Dawn Butler, Labour MP for Brent Central, was at Harlesden Primary School in Acton Lane, to the delight of all the pupils.

Built to cope with the school’s expansion the new building sits alongside the original 1891 Victorian school building.

As a large part of the playground was lost in constructing it, and because the school has no playing fields, an astro-turf football pitch was put on the roof.

Ms Butler said: “It is amazing to be here for the unveiling of Harlesden Primary School’s newest addition. The children here are an inspiration and even taught me a new dance! Teachers at the school have also done a great job in rapidly improving its Ofsted rating; I hope the school continues to go from strength to strength.”


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Sarah Wawn, headteacher said: “The opening of our new school building is an exciting time for Harlesden Primary and the wider community. With the growing need for school places in Brent, we are delighted that we can offer local children the opportunity to join our school.

“The new building also provides additional facilities for all pupils including a large hall, specialist teaching rooms and a fabulous rooftop playground.

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“Our School is a truly special place because of the rich diversity that each of our families and children bring to it and we look forward to our school family growing.”

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