First ‘graduates’ of £5 million new school celebrate on world’s best Pier

The first children to enjoy their £5 million new school building seven years ago graduated in style with hospitality from the Grand Pier who helped launch it.

The Ashcombe Primary School’s Year 6 pupils in Weston-super-Mare celebrated leaving school with two hours of fun, rides and entertainment on the Grand Pier just a mile away.

They were the first group of 90 pupils to enjoy their £5 million state-of-the-art school and national model, which was officially opened by Grand Pier Director Michelle Michael.

The children had a double celebration after achieving in the top 5% of the country on their recent SATs tests in reading, writing and maths, compared with similar schools, after pioneering education to bring learning to life and help the community.

Ashcombe is well-known as a high-achieving happy community school.

Michelle Michael said: “I remember opening the Ashcombe’s School building very vividly and meeting these little children and we were delighted to host them as they finished their time at this brilliant school.”

Headteacher John Clark said: “What a wonderful evening and we are so grateful to the Grand Pier their kind hospitality. 

“It was a fitting way for this first group of 90 children to enjoy the first school to see out their primary school days. The children were so excited and had a fantastic time!”