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New School: The First Year

Alan Dein follows the mixed fortunes of a new primary school in its first year. As the school opens its doors, it is still struggling to attract the numbers hoped for.

In the second of two programmes, Alan Dein follows the mixed fortunes of a new primary school on a housing estate just outside Peterborough over the course of a year.

As the school opens its doors, the school is still struggling to attract the number of children headteacher Jackie Ashley hopes for. She leaflets the entire estate in the hope of boosting numbers.

Alan speaks to parents and joins the school at key moments in its first year from the Christmas play to the end of year disco.

Producer: Laurence Grissell.

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30 minutes