Sports Ground Official Opening

We are delighted to be formally opening our new Sports Ground on Saturday 16th November. The new Sports Ground is a superb addition to the school’s sports provision which will be used for PE lessons, extra-curricular activities as well as a community facility for local clubs and teams. The ground offers quality facilities for football, cricket and athletics, both track and field events. The pavilion is built to a high-specification and features four changing and shower rooms as well as a large space which can be used for learning and teaching, coaching sessions, indoor activities or as a social area.

Mr Hayes and the PE department have already been making use of the ground for football training and matches and a number of local teams have also started to use the facilities at weekends. One of our sponsors, Westside FC, has established the site as their home ground, playing matches on Saturdays and Sundays alongside other groups such as a children’s football coaching course.

The Opening Ceremony will be an opportunity to celebrate the hard work which has gone in to turning a disused and derelict playing field in to a high quality facility for our students. On the day we will be welcoming representatives from our key sponsors including the Football Foundation, RSA More Than, Marathon Trust, Garfield Weston Foundation, F&C Investments, the Raynes Park Former Pupils’ Society and Tesco, along with Governors, key staff involved in the project, representatives from the Local Authority, local residents and our own former and current students.

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome parents along to the event on 16th November at midday to join us in marking this special moment. If you plan to attend we ask you to please consider local residents and park in the school grounds. The sports ground is then accessed via the footbridge.

Mr Dockrell - School Business Manager, Premises, Resources & IT

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