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Morgan Sindall plc hands over £15 million school in Liverpool

A photograph of Rt Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool (centre) with staff from Morgan Sindall and St.Hilda's Church of England High School

Morgan Sindall plc celebrated the handover of the £15 million St Hilda’s Church of England High School in Liverpool by attending a dedication ceremony with the Deputy Mayor of Liverpool and the Bishop of Liverpool.

Rt Revd Paul Bayes led the dedication ceremony accompanied by the Deputy Mayor of Liverpool Ann O’Byrne, school governors and teachers, before unveiling a plaque and being taken on a tour of the site itself by pupils from the school.

The new three-storey school replaces the old 1960s building and provides a modern learning environment for pupils. The project was funded by Liverpool City Council and was procured under the North West Construction Hub.

Karen Fairhurst, Morgan Sindall’s project manager at the site, said: “It was fantastic to welcome the Deputy Mayor of Liverpool and the Bishop of Liverpool to view the completed school and celebrate with everyone. We are all very proud of what we have achieved and are delighted to deliver a first class building to inspire and motivate present and future generations of St Hilda’s C of E High School.”

Deputy Mayor of Liverpool Ann O’Byrne said: “It was great to be a part of such a positive ceremony and to meet the team that have delivered this important project. Creating high quality new school buildings for children in the city is a key part of our drive to improve educational standards. The new St Hilda’s will provide a creative learning space for our youngsters for generations to come.”

Rt Revd Paul Bayes said: “St Hilda’s is a first class school providing high quality Christian education. It has needed new facilities to help it continue to provide teaching at such an excellent level, so I am delighted to see the completed new school buildings and to have led such a positive dedication ceremony.”

The school is one of 12 being delivered under the Liverpool Schools Investment Programme. St Hilda’s is now accepting boys for the first time and will increase its pupil count to 930. Along with new teaching accommodation, the re-organisation of the site includes the development of a multi-use sports hall, outdoor sports pitches, play area and car park which will be completed next year.