First look at new primary school planned for village

PUBLISHED: 07:46 12 February 2018 | UPDATED: 07:46 12 February 2018

How the new school at Wyton-on-the-Hill will look

How the new school at Wyton-on-the-Hill will look

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This is how the new Wyton-on-the-Hill primary school will look when it is finished.

The school, costing nearly £9.3 million and designed by Cambridge-based Saunders Boston Architects, is set to open next year.

It will replace the existing school on the site which will be demolished.

Nathan Swift, a director at Saunders Boston, said: “The new school has been designed around a communal learning resource space which links the teaching spaces with the main hall, studio and pre-school.

“When designing both the primary and pre-school we knew that we needed to retain all operational purposes of the previous site, while modernising the façade of the school.”

The Hunts Post told last month how work had started on building the new school which will be for up to 315 pupils and will meet increasing demand for places in the area. There will also be early years and childcare facilities with a 40-place pre-school being built next door.

Saunders Boston was appointed to provide architectural design and lead consultant services to Cambridgeshire County Council for the project through design and build contractor R G Carter.

The demolition of the existing school and caretaker’s accommodation was given the go-ahead last November, along with the construction of the two-storey school building and single-storey pre-school.

Work on the new school is scheduled to be complete in early 2019 and will be followed by the demolition of the original school which remains in use while construction takes place.

The county council has said that the existing school, which had places for 210 pupils, was in poor condition.

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