Students and staff at Aldercar High School are settling into a brand new state-of-the-art building thanks to funding from Derbyshire County Council.
The £7.4 million project has replaced the timber-framed main school block on Dalton Close in Langley Mill, with a new three-storey building.
The new building includes specialist rooms for food technology, design and graphics, two art rooms, two science laboratories and three science classrooms, three fully equipped ICT suites and a media room.
It also boasts a multi-purpose hall with retractable seating as well as lighting and sound equipment so that it can be used for performances. There will also be a separate dining room and kitchen, offices, work preparation areas and staff and student toilets.
Derbyshire County Council’s deputy cabinet member for children’s services Councillor Caitlin Bisknell, said: “We are delighted to officially open Aldercar High School’s new building.
“Despite facing huge financial pressures, we continue to work as hard as we can to provide safe, state-of-the-art schools for our young people in Derbysjre.
“We want to give them the right equipment to help them thrive and learn in a positive environment.”
Aldercar High School’s Headteacher Jon Crone added: “The governors, staff and most importantly the students of Aldercar would like to thank Derbyshire County Council for providing phase one of a fantastic new build.
“Our new classrooms are spacious and well-equipped with large corridors and plenty of amenities to suit all of the students.
“It really is a brilliant development that is going to have a positive impact on the environment the children work in.”