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Official opening for Lichfield school after relocation

Headteacher Tony Dooley and Cllr Erica Bayliss with Rocklands pupils

Headteacher Tony Dooley and Cllr Erica Bayliss with Rocklands pupils

A Lichfield school has celebrated its relocation with an official opening.

Rocklands Special School on Purcell Avenue has moved from its previous location and will now share a site with Charnwood Primary School after a £1.5million refurbishment scheme.

Headteacher Tony Dooley said:

“The last year has been challenging for staff and pupils as we’ve moved to a new school and had to work around the construction.  The result is a building which meets the special needs of our pupils and supports other pupils on the campus, and I am immensely proud of everyone involved, from staff to the pupils themselves.”

The school was officially opened by the Chairman of Staffordshire County Council, Erica Bayliss.

The site – which was once the infant section of Charnwood Primary School – now boasts seven teaching areas and a number of specialist teaching spaces including a sensory room, soft play room and an Art/Design and Technology room.

Cllr Bayliss said:

“I am extremely pleased to have opened Rocklands Special School.  It was fantastic to see the array of new facilities the school has, and to see how these are benefitting pupils.

“Everyone has worked incredibly hard to ensure the transition for the pupils has been as smooth as possible, and it has been a wonderful opportunity to see how the new facilities are being used.”

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