Local MP Guy Opperman has visited Haydon Bridge High School to meet new Headteacher Michael Smith, and see the £4.5m refurbishment of the school.
Just a few years ago, the school has been considered not viable due to low student numbers, but thanks to the hard work and dedication of local teachers, and investment from Northumberland County Council, school numbers have improved year on year.
The school now also offers Post 16 vocational courses such as catering, engineering, construction, hairdressing or beauty, and students can make use of professional facilities created for these courses.
The local MP and Headteacher discussed how the school can go even further in the coming years to provide the very best for pupils, teachers and parents in Tynedale.
Following the visit, Guy Opperman said:
‘Now restrictions have eased, it was fantastic to visit Haydon Bridge High School and see the amazing transformation the school has undergone. I look forward to working with Mr Smith to take the school forward to provide the very best education for pupils across Tynedale”.
Michael Smith said:
‘Northumberland County Council's investment in the school has been a major step forward in improving facilities and the learning offer here within the school.
We continue to be committed to improving all aspects of the school and its work over the coming years. By working in partnership with students and parents we will be able to ensure that all students have the best possible school experience and achieve the best possible outcomes.’