Celebrations as Hill Top Primary celebrates 10th birthday
MORLEY’S first purpose-built PFI funded school has just celebrated its 10th anniversary.
Hill Top Primary School on Batley Road, West Ardsley, was opened in September 2002 by the Earl and Countess of Wessex.
The new school with its computer suites, library and state-of-the-art facilities replaced the Hill Top Infants and Nursery School which operated out of a converted chapel and a group of pre-fabricated buildings.
Parents and staff had campaigned for years for a new school, so welcomed the news it was to be improved and expanded as part of a £35m project that included the creation of Asquith Primary School on Horsfall Street, Morley.
Now, 10 years on, the flourishing school celebrated its anniversary by inviting local politicians, councillors, former staff and governors to a special assembly.
Speeches were given by Ed Balls, Labour MP for Morley and Outwood, and by former headteacher Jennifer Smalley, among others, and they cut up four large cakes to be shared by everyone there.
Mr Balls said: “Just over 10 years ago the pupils of Hill Top were going to school in a run down building and had to cross the road to get from their classrooms to the school hall.
“Ten years on, children now enjoy a lovely primary school.”
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