Bishop Richard opened the brand new school building for St Mary’s Ince. The school building was available for staff and pupils to use from Easter.
The new building has been designed to accommodate the needs of a growing school which is doing some really positive work in the community. Their previous building was over 100 years old and was in such a state of repair that sensible and practical decisions needed to be taken to provide a high quality educational experience for all.
The result is a bright, new facility that will see the school able to thrive. Several members of the parish came to the official opening which saw Bishop Richard present the school and church the Church School Partnership Award. This is given to recognise the links between school and parish – links which Revd Pauline Rowe is keen to strengthen.
As well as presenting the award Bishop Richard enjoyed a tour of the premises to see the wonderful bright classrooms and well-designed communal areas and outside space. He also joined the school community in an act of worship led by Year 6 pupils.
Bishop Richard said said “it is an absolute pleasure to be able to open the new St Mary’s Church of England School building today. St Mary’s is an excellent example of what a good church school can achieve and this new building will be a real asset for the future. As we know one of the strengths of a church school is its distinctive values and this comes through the relationship between the church and school. I give thanks for the partnership here and pray for future success of the school, staff and pupils”
I give thanks for the partnership here and pray for future success of the school, staff and pupils”