The new buildings were officially opened this morning (Wednesday) ahead of the new school year, and build on last years development by adding a further 10 state-of-the-art classrooms, a conference room and a learning suite. Dilapidated pre-war wooden huts were ripped out in 2008 and replaced with temporary mobile classrooms while the school pursued government funding, which eventually came from the Education Funding Agency (EFA) in July 2012. School headteacher Michael Johnson said: Were all elated that we have completed phase two on time and on budget. Ours are now among the best facilities in North Devon. The students are delighted with whats happened as it gives them state-of-the-art facilities and sets an environment for them that supports their progress. Mr Johnson also said the school would be applying for funding for the third and final stage of the schools development in December, which would see the primary school building given a full refurbishment. District Councillor David Worden, who taught at the school for more than 30 years, said the building was fantastic. I just wish it had come when I was teaching! he said. Its the culmination of years of campaigning and its phenomenal. Its also fantastic value for money at less than £6million for basically a completely new school. Speaking to an audience of around 100 local residents on Wednesday, chairman of the Chulmleigh CC board of directors Steve Baber said: What we see here is very different to 10 years ago. We are moving onto the next era with this springboard for success.