Planners give thumbs up for Uplyme’s new primary school

Thumbs up for a new school - Uplyme pupils with governors and executive head teacher Andrea Rice

Thumbs up for a new school - Uplyme pupils with governors and executive head teacher Andrea Rice - Credit: Archant

Plans for Uplyme’s long-awaited new primary school have been given the go-ahead.

East Devon District Council granted outline consent to replace Mrs Ethelston’s Primary Academy with a new building on land near the village hall. The news was greeted with delight by children, staff and trustees, who have worked tirelessly to replace the current out-dated and cramped school building.

The trustees will now consider ways to obtain funding for the new school.

In the meantime, the site is being used by the children for a variety of outdoor learning experiences such as gardening and environmental work.

It is hoped that a new outdoor classroom, provided by the trustees and the PTFA, will be added later this year.


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