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NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Education Minister Rob Stokes visited Narellan yesterday to announce Hurlstone Agricultural High School in Glenfield will receive a major $15 million upgrade.

The upgrade is expected to be completed by the start of the school year in 2020.

The school will also be known as Roy Watts High School from 2023.

Mr Stokes said the upgrade was part of the NSW Government’s $4.2 billion program building new schools and upgrading others.

“Ageing buildings at the school will be demolished to make way for these brand new facilities that will feature state-of-the-art adaptable learning spaces designed for emerging teaching methods and technologies,” he said.

“I am delighted to see the NSW Government’s spending on new and upgraded schools was making a difference for school communities like the selective high school that will be known as Roy Watts High School here at Glenfield in the near future.”

The upgrades will enhance learning and teaching in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics subjects with  construction of a range of science and computer labs, as well as modern visual arts, wood, metal and food technology and engineering learning and teaching spaces.

Construction is expected to start at the site in the next few weeks.

The upgrade is part of a broader strategy in the years ahead which includes the relocation of Hurlstone Agricultural High School to Western Sydney University's Hawkesbury Campus and an upgrade of three Glenfield schools for students with special needs - Glenfield Park School, Campbell House School and Ajuga School.

The works at the present Hurlstone Agricultural High School are one of 13 school projects in Sydney’s west scheduled to begin in 2018 costing $220 million.