The ceremony was attended by representatives from the county council, the contractor EG Carter, teachers, governors, and students. The Head Girls cut the ribbon to mark the occasion and students did a range of sporting activities in the hall to demonstrate the new facilities while guests were taken on a tour.
The £3.5 million investment is part of the county council’s pledge to invest £100 million into schools. The school is expanding and taking an extra 30 pupils per year group.
E G Carter & Co Ltd were the main contractors for the project and worked on further improvements to the school including the refurbishment of the old hall to create drama and dance studios, remodelling of the old drama space into a new teaching area, and remodelling of design technology and science to provide additional facilities.
Cllr Patrick Molyneux, the cabinet member responsible for education, said: “Our priority is that the county’s children have the best education and we are improving the facilities at a number of schools across Gloucestershire. Not only has this project improved the facilities for existing students, it has also created the space needed for the school to increase their numbers as demand grows.”