Dignitaries salute new chapter in life of Cambridgeshire school

The ribbon was cut at the weekend for a rebuilt school, which is providing places for more than 100 extra pupils at Wyton on the Hill, near Huntingdon.

Cambridgeshire County Council has been working with project managers Faithful and Gould, architect Saunders Boston and main contractor RG Carter to replace Wyton on the Hill Primary School, increasing capacity from 210 children to 315 children.

Councillor Simon Bywater, Chair of the council’s Children and Young People committee was present for the ceremony, along with deputy chairman Councillor Lis Every and Shailesh Vara, MP for North West Cambridgeshire.

The school for the parish, which centres on RAF Wyton, is providing 11 classrooms, a hall, cloak areas and toilets, a kitchen area and a room for early years/preschool. It has been open since the start of term and the official launch was held on Saturday.

Jo Phillips, Headteacher at Wyton Primary School, said: “We are delighted with our new building and very grateful to all those at Cambridgeshire County Council who were involved in its planning and construction.

“The school is much more than just a building to us: it is a light, airy space in which everyone feels valued and valuable – a place where learning is not just the order of the day, but a real pleasure to be part of. It’s the school our children and our community have long-awaited and long-deserved.