School gets boundary fence to boost safety

AN eight-feet high fence is being put up around a Huntingdonshire secondary school in a bid to improve pupils and staff safety. Measuring three-quarters-of-a-mile, the fence, which follows the boundary of St Peter s School in Huntingdon, is due to be comp

AN eight-feet high fence is being put up around a Huntingdonshire secondary school in a bid to improve pupils and staff safety.

Measuring three-quarters-of-a-mile, the fence, which follows the boundary of St Peter's School in Huntingdon, is due to be completed by half-term. It will cost £150,000.

Headteacher Val Ford, told The Hunts Post that the fence, which is being put up by Huntree Fencing Ltd, was needed for security.

Mrs Ford added: "The aim is to improve the environment in and around the school. We hope to put benches and picnic tables in the school grounds when the fence is completed allowing us to improve it for the students.

"Most of the schools in the area are fenced. We hope it will help stop vandalism as in the past we have found it impossible to monitor who was coming on to the site. The safety of our students and staff is paramount."

Huntingdonshire District Council granted planning permission for the fence in June.

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It is one of many changes implemented by Mrs Ford since joining the school in September 2006. Other changes include a new school uniform and logo.

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