Double celebration for Farlingaye

A SUFFOLK school is today enjoying a double celebration as it officially opens a new £2.3million sixth form centre and announces a second subject specialism.

A SUFFOLK school is today enjoying a double celebration as it officially opens a new £2.3million sixth form centre and announces a second subject specialism.

Farlingaye High School, in Ransom Road, Woodbridge, already a specialist school in maths and technology, has also been awarded specialist status in creative arts.

Headteacher Sue Hargadon said: “This has been a fantastic week for Farlingaye and we are delighted with the new building.

“Our previous sixth form was getting a bit overcrowded. The new centre's modern design and well-equipped classrooms reflect our focus on Maths and ICT and it has given our sixth-formers a really positive working environment for their studies at Farlingaye.”

A-level students at Woodbridge's Farlingaye High School are already taking lessons in the new sixth-form centre and the new block will be officially opened at the Farlingaye High School in a ceremony tonight.

Mrs Hargadon said: “Construction work began in January. The building contains two modern science laboratories, three ICT teaching areas, three new classrooms and a conference room, as well as a spacious sixth-form common room and fully equipped study area.”

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The block has more than a hundred computers and classrooms are fitted with interactive whiteboards.

The school, one of the best performing high schools in the country, has also moved and developed its library and

installed a new dance and fitness studio.

A spokesman for Suffolk County Council-the Local Education Authority (LEA) said: “This new development represents a modern block which meets high construction standards and creates a space for the increasing number of student places.”

The new sixth-form centre was designed by Suffolk LEA architects led by Matthew Self and built by Ipswich-based Barnes Construction.

Does your child study at Farlingaye? What do you think of the new building? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or send us an e-mail to eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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