In pictures: Theresa May officially opens Oldfield School's new site

Emma Billingham


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The frontrunner to become the next Prime Minister returned to her Maidenhead constituency today to officially open Oldfield Primary School's new site in Bray Road.

Staff and students have had almost a year to settle into their new base since it opened in September but a special event saw MP Theresa May cut the ribbon and unveil a plaque to officially open the school.

She was joined by an audience of special guests including Royal Borough Mayor Sayonara Luxton, councillors and governors. Headteacher Richard Jarrett welcomed everyone before a performance from the school's choir.

Addressing the audience, the Home Secretary said: "Thank you for having me here, at what is a fantastic school."

Mrs May and other guests were given tours of the school by year six pupils.

Jasper May, 11, handed the Conservative Party leadership contender a bouquet of flowers to thank her for coming.

He said: "She was really nice. I love cricket and I found out she liked cricket too so we talked about that.

"I like all the facilities at the new school."

Though there are still small changes that may be made at the school as staff and students continue to settle in, Mr Jarrett said he is pleased with the new site.

He said: "It's the end of the beginning really, end of the first year and we know what it is like through the seasons; the children have seen the trees change at the school.

"The children don't even think about the old site anymore. I am very happy and there is still a long way to go but the children love it here and they are the most important things."

Oldfield Primary School moved from Chiltern Road to start the school year at its new location. It was a £9 million project to build the purpose-built premises.


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