IT was celebration time at Coventry’s Blue Coat School as its new £1.8million sixth form building was completed.
The 4,090-square-foot expansion project will allow an extra 60 students to study at the sixth form.
The project was funded by cash from Coventry City Council.
The authority’s cabinet member for education and skills, Coun Dr Kindy Sandhu, visited the school to celebrate the opening.
Guests were treated to singing performances from the school gospel choir, year eight student Lisa Karen and sixth form students Evie Jones and Jason Dhayaparan.
Year 13 students Samuel Akuneme and Victoria Tankoano also spoke to visitors about how the sixth form has supported their development.
Jen Davoile, Head of Sixth Form, said: “The possibilities are endless in this new building and I have no doubt our students and staff will make the most of every opportunity it provides.”
Headteacher Vicki Shelley added: “We’re so grateful to the local authority for funding this block for us and we’re delighted that our sixth form students have this new home. It’s what our fantastic young people deserve.”