Pupils are now able to enjoy learning and playing in their new purpose-built school at Folly View Primary, which officially opened on Thursday 24 November 2022.

Oxfordshire County Council delivered the new £9 million school building for Faringdon Learning Trust to replace and expand Faringdon Infant School.

The school – for children aged between two and 11 years – consists of 17 classrooms over two floors, a spacious hall and studio, library, and several staff work rooms and group rooms, ideal for breakout spaces to maximise learning opportunities. There is also a covered outside play space, playground and sport pitch.

As well as the traditional playground, there is a small habitat area where pupils can study and experience nature, gaining a better understanding of the world around them.

Sharon Farrell, Folly View Primary School’s Executive Headteacher, said: “We are delighted that the opening of the wonderful new school has finally arrived. When the children and families stepped into the new building, for the first time, their faces showed it was worth the wait.”

Duncan Millard, Faringdon Learning Trust’s Chief Executive, said: “I am delighted, that after many years in the planning, staff and children have access to a brilliant learning space.”

Cllr Keira Bentley the Mayor for Faringdon Town Council and Cllr Bethia Thomas, Oxfordshire County Councillor for Faringdon were in attendance.