On Thursday 8th September Bedlingtonshire Community High School opened its doors to welcome students to the new £10 million pound school.
The new school has been built as part of the Governments PSPB scheme and has provided a modern place of learning for its 700 students. As well as 20 general classrooms the school boasts state of the art facilities in Art, Music, Drama, Design Technology, ICT and Science. With additional support from the Northumberland County Council the school will partner with Active Northumberland to provide a community sports facility for the local community. The facilities include Sports Hall, Dance Studio and Cardio suite.
Headteacher Mr Stephen Griffiths said, “I am delighted to welcome students, parents and the local community to our new school. Our team of dedicated staff have worked tirelessly to ensure these fantastic facilities will support outstanding teaching and learning for many years to come. We are immensely proud of the school and are excited about the future.”
On Friday 9th September the school welcomed Sir John Hall, as a past student, to officially open the school and begin the next chapter in its life. The evening began with a champagne reception followed by speeches from both our Chair of Governors, Mr Trevor Weldon, and Sir John Hall, former pupil of Bedlingtonshire Community High School. Tours of the school next and then a 3 course meal in the new school canteen area. As you can see from the photographs everyone enjoyed the evening and it was a fitting occasion to mark a new era for the school.
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