No ceiling on ambition at new school

Nice classroom - all it needs now is a roof.Or does it? For Norfolk's first new school in 30 years comes complete with a state-of-the-art, open-air classroom.

Nice classroom - all it needs now is a roof.

Or does it? For Norfolk's first new school in 30 years comes complete with a state-of-the-art, open-air classroom.

The £5m Dussindale Primary School

at Thorpe St Andrew, near Norwich, will open in September. A progess report on building work was given yesterday.

Its 11 classrooms will include one that's open to the skies, set in a wooden rotunda on the first floor.

There will also be a hall, ICT suite, soft play areas and all-weather play surface.

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Dussindale primary and nursery will be able to take more than 300 pupils, and its head was named yesterday as Jane Worsdale, former head of Kelling

Primary School in north Norfolk.

She said:“The building is fantastic. There has been so much care and attention to detail, and this is the chance to really set up a wonderful new school for the community.”

Peter Hart, who chairs the interim governing body, said: “Everything is going very well. We wanted to thank all the people who have been working tremendously hard for nearly two years to see the school open.”

The two-storey school and nursery, in Dussindale Drive, should be completed at the end of July. Reception classes are already full, but children are still being enrolled for years one and two.

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