High School officially opens new £1.6m building

A new £1.6 million building was officially opened at Wilmslow High School on Wednesday evening.

The new facility is an extension of the pavilion building and will benefit the whole school, but in particular, the new resource will be utilised by the sixth form and students who follow an alternative curriculum.

The opening night was well attended by guests from local schools and the business community, along with the school's own staff and council officials. Over 80 guests enjoyed a drinks and canapé reception, student led tours, music performances and a VIP ribbon cutting ceremony.

Headteacher, Gill Bremner, led the proceedings and began by thanking the many individuals and groups of people who had made this project a reality.

Mrs Bremner commented, "Students, parents and staff are delighted with the new building after four years of hard work in securing the funding in partnership with the local authority. It is particularly pleasing to provide further outstanding facilities during a period of austerity."

The funding for this new build was secured with the support of Cheshire East Council, and Fintan Bradley, Corporate Manager for Education Strategy at the Council, also spoke at the evening about how he was "simply blown away" by the new building.

After the short speeches, a group of VIP guests were invited to cut the ribbon and declare the building officially open. Lauren Summers (Head Girl), Michael J Browne (internationally acclaimed artist), Joleon Lescott (Manchester City footballer), John Farnworth (freestyle football skills world champion), Fintan Bradley (Cheshire East) and Alex Lloyd (Head Boy) all stepped forward to do the collective honours.

Gill Bremner, Wilmslow High School