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Watford SEN school officially reopens

25/09/2014 Joanna
A school in Watford has officially reopened following a large renovation project carried out under the government's Priority School Building Programme (PSBP).

Facilities at Garston Manor School have been extensively refurbished, with a £5 million single-storey, fit-for-purpose rebuild featuring classrooms and a dining area and hall, as well as new internal and external spaces to aid learning.

Some 124 pupils attend the special educational needs (SEN) institution, which caters for people with learning difficulties, autism or speech problems and language-related needs.

Schools minister David Laws said: "I hope the new school facilities will provide an inspirational learning environment that will encourage every student to reach their full potential."

The £2.4 billion PSBP is aimed at raising education standards while delivering a more efficient, faster, less bureaucratic approach to building schools.

Applications for the second phase of the programme are now being considered and successful candidates will be confirmed by the end of the year.ADNFCR-2164-ID-801750745-ADNFCR
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