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New sixth form centre opened at Bishop Heber High School

£5m project also includes all-weather sports pitch and science facilities

A £5m sixth form centre and new science and sports facilities have been unveiled at Bishop Heber High School.

Chief executive of Cheshire West and Chester Council Steve Robinson officially opened the sixth form centre, Lord Mayor of Chester Hugo Deynem cut a ribbon to mark the opening of an all-weather pitch and Antoinette Sandbach MP unveiled a plaque to open the science facillities at the Malpas school.

Guests, including members of the community and former staff and students, were welcomed by chairman of governors Sue Anderson, headteacher David Curry and the senior leadership team and given a guided tour of the new capital development scheme.

David Curry said: “The successful completion of these projects was truly a team effort that will benefit the students and the community now and for many generations to come. To complete this project in the same year the school receives DfE recognition for the top 100 schools in England for students’ progress is testimony to the hard work and dedication of all the staff at Heber’.

“The huge capital investment of over £5 million will benefit every student at Bishop Heber High School and also the all-weather pitch will benefit members of the community with facilities available out of school hours."

Funding for the facilities has been achieved through the Department for Education, Cheshire West and Chester council and a contribution from the school budget. The all-weather pitch involved a community partnership with the school and funding was given from Sport England, Cheshire Rural Fund, The Morgan Foundation, MBNA, council members grants, Garfield Weston Charity, Chester Municipal Charities, the Ursula Keys Foundation, donations from parents and school fundraising events.

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