Rebuilt school to be officially opened at Wyton on the Hill

A rebuilt school, which opened at the start of term, will provide 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.

The school for the parish, which centres on RAF Wyton will provide 11 classrooms, a hall, cloak areas and toilets, a kitchen area and a room for early years/preschool.

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.

“Please come and celebrate with us at our official opening on 14th September between 12pm and 3pm – all are welcome.” 

Cllr Simon Bywater, Chair of Cambridgeshire County Council’s Children and Young People Committee, said: “The County Council’s aim is to provide children with the best possible education and this new school will go a long way to achieving that ambition. This fantastic new building will enable us to meet the increasing demand for school places in the local area and give pupils access to the most modern, state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.”

Cambridgeshire County Council’s education capital team led on the £8.85 million build project on behalf of the school.