BUILDING work to create a fully refurbished reception area at Middlewich High School has been completed.

The project had taken longer than expected.

In a letter to parents, headteacher Heidi Thurland said: "The refurbishment of the reception has unfortunately been lengthier than anticipated.

"However, I am delighted to inform you that the work is now being completed and in September, we will

open with a fully refurbished reception area, toilets in DT and access to tech classrooms improved.

"We have also had extensive roof works completed and further toilet refurbishments completed on site."

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New access doors to outside entrances and widening the gate entrance by the drama studio have also

improved the safety of the site.

"Over the summer, we will continue to invest in essential maintenance and the improvement of ICT resources," said Ms Thurland. "I really must acknowledge the patience and resilience of my reception staff who worked for most of this

year in a corridor.

"I am also deeply grateful to the work of my site team and cleaners who have been incredible during this difficult period."