New Briars School
By Derek Martindale
New Briars School was an amalgamation of Newtown (Dellfield) Junior School and Briars Lane Infants school opening c.1985. The school temporarily closed in 2005, due to fears of subsidence caused by underground chalk mines which were eventually filled in. It was hoped that the school would reopen and until that time the children used the buildings of the former Hazel Grove school. Eventually however in 2007 a decision was taken to close New Briars School and the buildings were demolished. A new school, Hatfield Community Free School,has now been built on the site, this school opened in 2012.