The buildings were opened by North Devon councillor Sue Croft and Chulmleigh parish councillor Simon Phillips on Tuesday morning.

Parish councillor Simon Phillips cuts the ribbon on one of the new buildings.Parish councillor Simon Phillips cuts the ribbon on one of the new buildings.

The third and final stage of Chulmleigh Community College's £6million development has been opened.

The school ushered in the start of the new term by opening two new school buildings - Newnham and Colleton.

The buildings were opened by North Devon councillor Sue Croft and Chulmleigh parish councillor Simon Phillips on Tuesday morning.

Speaking on the first day of term, executive headteacher Michael Johnson said: "We enjoyed a great moment today.

The opening of the new Chulmleigh Community College buildings.The opening of the new Chulmleigh Community College buildings.

"While we have been able to attract the interest of several well-known national politicians, it was just great to see Councillor Sue Croft and Councillor Simon Phillips open the Newnham Building and the Colleton Building.

"We are most grateful to both of these community leaders for the way they have relentlessly supported Chulmleigh Academy Trust with our ambitions and dreams."

The school's redevelopment has seen the visit of two cabinet members.

Boris Johnson laid a foundation stone for the new buildings in July last year - the day after pulling out of the Conservative leadership race.

Jasmine Fifield presents a cheque to DART.Jasmine Fifield presents a cheque to DART.

Sajid Javid visited the school in September 2014, two weeks after phase two of the school's develppment was opened.

To celebrate the opening of the new buildings, pupils from the school presented a cheque for more than £1,500 to Devon Ambulance Response Trust.

"This was the idea of our pupils: They look after their community, their community looks after them. I'm extremely proud of them," said Mr Johnson.

Boris Johnson laid a foundation stone for one of the new buildings last year. Picture: Guy HarropBoris Johnson laid a foundation stone for one of the new buildings last year. Picture: Guy Harrop

Boris Johnson visited Chulmleigh Community College in July last year. Picture: Guy HarropBoris Johnson visited Chulmleigh Community College in July last year. Picture: Guy Harrop