On Thursday 18th January the Annette Scott Building was officially opened. The new 7-classroom block also includes a new school reception area, offices and meeting rooms. The building is right at the centre of the school site, and offers our students excellent learning spaces. The block has been in use since September, and students and staff are thrilled with it. As part of the design for the interior of the buildings, students have created artwork that forms part of a large mural on both floors. As part of this project, external and canteen spaces have also been improved, ensuring that students have more space at unstructured times of the school day. The project has been largely funded and managed by SMBC, and has enabled Alderbrook to offer 30 additional spaces in each year group.
The block is named after Annette Scott, the Chair of Trustees at Alderbrook. Annette has served the school community as a governor and trustee for over twenty years, including a number of years as chair. She has volunteered a huge amount of time over the years to ensure Alderbrook keeps going from strength-to-strength, and her dedication to improving the opportunities for our young people has been unwavering.
The building was opened by the Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Diana Holl-Allen MBE. In attendance were Alderbrook trustees, students and staff alongside representatives of some of the construction companies.