New beginnings for Holly Lodge

The new-look Holly Lodge Girls’ College in Liverpool has been officially dedicated to the leader of the British suffragette movement who won women the right to vote. The ‘Emmeline Pankhurst Building’, which was officially opened in March, forms the centrepiece of a £7 million revamp of the school site. It houses a main teaching block comprising new humanities classrooms, arts, music and drama spaces including an activity hall, and a Sixth Form centre with a central atrium and café area. Joan Cunliffe who was a pupil at the school in 1928, officially opened the new building.

Headteacher Julia Tinsley said: “Staff and students are equally proud to have such fantastic facilities and are enjoying teaching and learning in 21st century surroundings at last.

“We have been really anxious to make sure that the new buildings enhance the beautiful campus on which the school is built, and maintain the unique character of Holly Lodge.

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