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5th September 2012

After two years and fives phases (including enabling works) of both new  build and refurbishment works, Benedict Primary School opened its doors this  morning for the start of the new academic year.   The refurbished and extended School offers not only improved learning  facilities but can now accommodate two extra forms of pupils for each year  group.

Enabling works started in November 2010 with an archaeological dig  (fortunately nothing was found!).   Following this Phase 1 began with the construction of a nursery building  clad in Siberian Lark and built in rectangular and octagonal pods.  The new nursery achieved a BREEAM rating of  Very Good.  Phase 2 and 3 entailed the  refurbishment of the entire school with pupils taught in one area of the school  whilst the remaining area was refurbished.   The works involved plenty of cut and carve throughout the school.  The final phase was completed in the summer  holidays and included the demolition of the café, creation of a new kitchen and  provision of extra playground space.

Each phase had to complete before the  next phase could start so that pupils could move out of their existing  accommodation into the new / refurbished buildings.

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