Catholic Maria Fidelis School to get new campus as result of HS2

Maria Fidelis School in North Gower Street

Maria Fidelis School in North Gower Street - Credit: Archant

A Catholic secondary school is to get a new building to minimise the impact of the High Speed (HS2) rail project on children’s education.

Maria Fidelis School in Euston won funding from the Department for Education last week to move on to a single site with modern facilities in Phoenix Road as part of complicated negotiations surrounding the proposed rail link project.

The school is currently divided by Euston Station across sites in North Gower Street and Phoenix Road.

Camden Council leader Cllr Sarah Hayward said: “Camden has secured this deal to reduce the disruption to the education of children at Maria Fidelis School caused by building works if HS2 goes ahead.”

A Department for Transport spokeswoman said: “This deal goes to show how HS2 can help benefit the wider community. We are delighted that staff and pupils at Maria Fidelis School are getting better facilities as a result.”

Helen Gill, headteacher of Maria Fidelis School, said: “This is an exciting opportunity to join both lower and upper schools on to one site, Phoenix Road, which will provide state-of-the-art, modern facilities, reinforcing our vision of providing an outstanding learning environment for all our students.”