New school for Hadleigh - work starts

WORK has started on a third primary school for Hadleigh which is set to open in September.Building work has already begun for the first phase of the school which was approved by planners despite residents objecting to the new building.

By Amanda Cresswell

WORK has started on a third primary school for Hadleigh which is set to open in September.

Building work has already begun for the first phase of the school which was approved by planners despite residents objecting to the new building.

The new county primary, to be built on the Aldham Mill development off Boswell Lane and Red Hill Road, will provide spaces for 140 pupils aged between five and 11 years.

It will also include an integral nursery for 25 children.

The facility will have five classrooms linked to activities, such as IT facilities and a library, plus a school hall and kitchen.

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It been designed so it can be extended to offer 210 school places in the future.

Most of the places will be taken by children of RAF families moving from Woodbridge to new housing in Hadleigh.

Moira Jackson, education communications manager, said: "This new school has been funded through the Education Capital Programme and will be the third primary school in Hadleigh.

"It's being built in partnership with Barnes Construction, with a particular emphasis on energy efficiency and sustainability."

The school prompted three letters of objection from residents of Boswell Lane who listed 16 concerns.

They said their houses were very close to the school boundary and the development would mean a lack of privacy and noise.

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