New primary school opens its doors

A NEW state-of-the-art primary school in Suffolk has welcomed its first pupils.Dozens of youngsters arrived at Rendlesham Primary School yesterday for the start of a new term at a brand new school.

By Richard Smith

A NEW state-of-the-art primary school in Suffolk has welcomed its first pupils.

Dozens of youngsters arrived at Rendlesham Primary School yesterday for the start of a new term at a brand new school.

The two-storey building, which includes a children's centre, was designed by Suffolk County Council architect Nick Loomes.


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It has a curved structure and its own atrium, with panels of coloured glass, and can accommodate up to 210 pupils.

Headteacher Sarah Gallagher said yesterday: “Terry London, the site manager for Farrans (Construction) Ltd, and his team of builders, have worked exceptionally hard to ensure the building takes pride of place for all to see.

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“The staff team have worked tirelessly unwrapping boxes and setting up classrooms and all the children are unusually very excited to be going back to school!

“Today is the first day and will see the first group of children step over the threshold smartly dressed in their emerald green and navy school uniform. Thanks to a great team effort this school is going to be a fantastic place to be.”

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