Launch at last for relocated special school

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A RELOCATED Sheffield school held its official opening ceremony - nearly a year after staff and pupils moved to the new site.

Seven Hills special school ‘co-located’ with mainstream All Saints Catholic High School last year.

The idea had first been discussed in 2005, but plans were not finalised until late in 2008 and, for three years, Seven Hills School was split over two sites four miles apart while building work was completed.

Seven Hills headteacher Clare Scott and her staff and students moved into the new building last September.

The school was opened officially by Harry Harpham, deputy leader of Sheffield Council and the event was attended by All Saints head Bob Sawyer, Sonia Sharp, Executive Director of Children Young People and Families, and over 100 guests.

After the ceremony - which included performances by the pupils despite torrential rain - the visitors enjoyed a buffet lunch and tours of the facilities and students enjoyed an afternoon’s entertainment with children’s entertainers, a disco and a visit by the Molinari ice cream van.