DELIGHTED pupils and staff are celebrating after moving into their new state-of-the-art school.
Heritage High School in Clowne opened its doors to more than 1,000 excited students and teachers last week following an extended Christmas break.
The old building, Heritage School, was demolished to make way for the eagerly anticipated new school, situated at the same site on Boughton Lane.
Proud headteacher Don Spencer praised pupils and staff for being “brilliant” during the move and added: “Our new school is fantastic.
“It’s a school for the future.”
Heritage High School, a maths and computing specialist college, was built as part of the previous Government’s Building Schools for the Future programme.
It boasts five main blocks made up of the social hub, the media hub, the science and maths hub, the technology and art hub and the drama and performance hub.
In addition, there is an outdoor science area where pupils have the chance to grow and nurture their own fruit and vegetables.
Mr Spencer added that Heritage High School would be open after hours to enable local residents to use a number of facilities including the computer suites and the fitness room.
Mr Spencer said: “Heritage High School is a school for the 21st century that will generate phenomenal opportunities for students, members of staff and members of the community.”
As well as a new building and a new name, pupils have a new uniform which they have called “excellent”.
The old school, which had been open since 1939, closed its doors for the final time on December 16.