Seven classrooms created in school’s £2m upgrade

ALL TOGETHER NOW: Children and teachers from Woodhall Primary School in their new extension.

ALL TOGETHER NOW: Children and teachers from Woodhall Primary School in their new extension.

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After eight months of waiting, pupils at Woodhall Primary School in Sudbury can look forward to years of learning in their new £2million classrooms.

A number of children at the school in Mayflower Way have had to attend lessons in temporary classrooms on the playing field as work to extend the building took place.

But spending winter months using electric heaters are now a distant memory as the project is complete and pupils and teachers moved in earlier this month.

“The children absolutely love it and Year 3 and 4 pupils have been amazing using temporary classrooms since February,” said headteacher Jane Sharp.

“There has been a lot of upheaval, but it has all been worth it and we are all really pleased to be back under one roof again.”

The work to create the seven extra classrooms was carried out under Suffolk County Council’s school organisational review, which will see an end to middle schools in 2013.

A new playground has also been created, the building’s lighting upgraded and solar panels fitted.

“It is a fantastic building and has got to have cost £2million,” said Mrs Sharp, who has taught at Woodhall for 15 years.

“It is very exciting and I never thought someone would come along and spend that sort of money.”

Parents will get a tour of the new classrooms tonight.