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Following the news regarding the new look Holly Lodge Girls’ College being released yesterday; I just had to say that, as Chair of Governors at Holly Lodge, I cannot tell you how immensely proud I am to be part of our administration.

In 2010 the BSF was cruelly snatched away from us and it was truly devastating. Many of the schools around us had been totally rebuilt and we were left in the middle with buildings (beautiful buildings) but some 100 years old and not fit for purpose.

The Mayors pledge to build 12 schools was ambitious but I never doubted it. Holly Lodge is my old school and when I went to the 92 birthday celebrations it was quite clear to me just how important this school is to many women of our city – two of our guests were 100 and 99 years old.

My daughter is only 7 but this is the school I want her to attend and I don’t mind telling you on walking around the new build there were tears.

Thank you Joe for building our new school, a school that the amazing young women of our amazing city deserve, I am certain they won’t let you down.

Thank you to everyone who made this happen.

Cllr Hayley Todd

To read more about the new £7m Holly Lodge Girl’s College, view the full story here.

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