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Construction of "much-needed" new school celebrates milestone as roof is completed

PUBLISHED: 12:20 27 March 2018 | UPDATED: 12:30 27 March 2018

David Osborne, James Reeder and Mark Bailey ready to lay the last felt cap sheet on the roof of The Limes Primary Academy in Oulton. Phot: Paul Nixon Photography.

David Osborne, James Reeder and Mark Bailey ready to lay the last felt cap sheet on the roof of The Limes Primary Academy in Oulton. Phot: Paul Nixon Photography.

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Councillor and business leaders gathered to celebrate the topping out of a new free school in Oulton.

The Limes Primary Academy, in Lime Avenue, will be run by the REAch2 Academy Trust, initially offering 60 places in Reception in September with an eventual total capacity for 420 children.

Building work started on the school in July last year and when completed will also offer 30 pre-school places to the local community.

James Reeder, Suffolk county councillor for the Oulton Division, visited the site to witness the placing of the last piece of felt cap sheet on the 1,300 square metre roof – an important milestone in the construction of the building.

Mr Reeder said: “The academy has been designed to be adaptable and flexible so it can be used by the local community outside the school day.

“It’s great to see the school building is progressing well and there is no doubt that when completed this will be an exciting development for Oulton, providing much-needed additional school places to the area.”

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