Children at South Molton United Church of England Primary School are settling into the town’s school for the future

The new South Molton United Church of England Primary School.The new South Molton United Church of England Primary School.

Children at South Molton United Church of England Primary School have started the summer term in their new school.

The building in Exeter Gate replaces the old North Street junior school, a move that will help accommodate extra housing planned for the town.

As well as eight classrooms, a large hall and an on-site library, the new school boasts extensive grounds.

Headteacher Kevin O'Donnell said the change from the old building was 'unbelievable'.

The school now has extensive grounds for the pupils to enjoy.The school now has extensive grounds for the pupils to enjoy.

"The kids have settled in brilliantly and we have had really good feedback from parents and staff about the building.

"We didn't have a blade of grass at the old school and now we've got a huge field that the kids really enjoy doing PE on, as well as using at break times and lunchtimes.

"The outdoor space is extensive and over the next few months and coming year we will be making up different areas to help widen curriculum.

"With us opening this new school and the secondary school being rebuilt it's a brilliant thing for the town."

The building will get an official opening on June 14, with the Bishop of Exeter, the Right Reverend Robert Atwell in attendance.

The 160 children on role are quickly making the building their own as well, with a special stained glass design on the way, as well as a wall hanging that the pupils have helped make.

South Molton Community College began the summer term at their brand new £11million building on April 19.