New tree to mark new name for Waterlooville school

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STAFF, children and governors of a primary school in Waterlooville will be celebrating its name change with a commemorative tree planting ceremony this afternoon.

Waite End Primary has from this month become Mill Hill Primary – to better reflect the area it is based in and to signal a ‘fresh start’ following excellent exam results.

To add a bit of VIP glamour to today’s special occasion, pupils will be joined by Pompey legend Linvoy Primus and the deputy mayor and mayoress of Havant.

Diane Lawry, headteacher, said: ‘This is an exciting new era for our school which will build upon on our year-on-year improvements.

‘We have all worked very hard to turn the school into a good school that our local community would be proud of and that is what I believe we have achieved.

‘So this is a good time for us to become a more recognised part of our local community particularly as we share the same campus as Mill Hill Children’s Centre and the Growing Places Nursery which means we can provide a firm foundation for all children from birth to 11-year-olds.’