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Relocated school reopens

by Natalie Vincent Fri 6 April 2018, 2:17 pm

A primary school has reopened at the 1,000-home Peters Village development at Wouldham, after being relocated from its previous site.

The £8 million Wouldham All Saints CofE Primary School was moved from its previous site in School Lane to Worrall Drive, and opened on 19 March. It now has the capacity to expand from 210 to 420 school places and accept up to 48 pupils with special educational needs and disabilities.

The opening ceremony was attended by the Bishop of Rochester, the Right Rev James Langstaff, and the rector of Burham and Wouldham, Mike Hayes, who delivered a blessing and prayers for the new school. 

Other guests included the mayor of Tonbridge & Malling Roger Dalton, local MP (Chatham and Aylesford) Tracey Crouch, representatives from developer Trenport, builder of the school Baxall Construction, and two of the project’s housebuilders, Orbit and Bellway.

The school site and £4.3 million capital cost were provided Trenport under the planning agreement for the 1,000-home community. Trenport director Chris Hall said: "We are delighted to have been involved in this excellent project. Both communities, and especially their children, have a school they can be proud of.
"The contract was well executed by Baxall Construction, which started on site in March 2017 and completed in February this year. The opening ceremony organised by staff and children applied the finishing touch. Well done to all those involved."

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