Droylsden's newest school gets keys to its permanent home

Droylsden's newest secondary school marked an important milestone this week when the keys to its brand new building were handed over.

Laurus Ryecroft opened in September 2018 to Year 7 students and has been growing ever since. 

Owing to a huge demand for secondary school places in the area, its first students started in temporary accommodation while their state-of-the-art school was being built next door.

The new building on Lumb Lane has a large library and sporting area, including a gym and outdoor space, as well as brand new computer suites. Classrooms are also full of high-tech equipment. 

One of the new science classrooms at the Droylsden school. 

Designed by architects Pozzoni and built by construction company BAM, completion of the new building was achieved on time, despite the restrictions of the coronavirus pandemic.

Head of School, Martin Vevers, said: "It is incredibly exciting to start the move into our permanent building. The staff and I cannot wait for the students to be able to return to school and make use of the amazing facilities we now have available." 

The students will be welcomed back to their new classrooms and learning facilities when the government deems it safe for schools to reopen.

Laurus Ryecroft, which is part of the Laurus Trust, will hold an open evening in October.

An outdoor area for break times and Physical Education. 


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Head of School Martin Vevers and fellow members of the Laurus Ryecroft team are pictured in the school auditorium. 


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