Hadleigh's new school underway

CONTRACTORS have begun work on a new primary school in Hadleigh.A spokeswoman for Suffolk's education authority said work was on schedule and the school was expected to be ready on time to open for the start of the new academic year this September.

BUILDING work has begun on an environmentally friendly new primary school in Hadleigh.

Suffolk education authority said work was on schedule and the school was expected to be ready in time for the start of the new academic year in September.

The school is being built on land at a former Ministry of Defence ammunition store in Aldham Road, which has also been developed for housing for personnel from Wattisham airbase and for local people.

The school will initially take 150 children, but will eventually be able to cater for up to 210 pupils.

Its design has been based on Cedarwood School, Kesgrave, which opened in the autumn of 2001.

It will be built with materials from sustainable sources, with a timber frame and timber-clad walls.

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Rainwater will be stored and used for flushing toilets. There is also a plan, if funds permit, to supplement the school's power supply with a wind turbine and solar panels.