VIDEO: official opening of Shirebrook Academy

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The official opening of Shirebrook Academy has taken place six months after it opened its doors to pupils.

Developers took nearly two years to build the new £27m school, in Common Lane, which saw the 700-pupil academy co-locating with Stubbin Wood special school.

Anne Western, leader of Derbyshire County Council, with head teacher Julie Bloor and  head boy Dylan Collier and deputy head girl Katie Salmon at the official opening of Shirebrook Academy on Saturday.

Anne Western, leader of Derbyshire County Council, with head teacher Julie Bloor and head boy Dylan Collier and deputy head girl Katie Salmon at the official opening of Shirebrook Academy on Saturday.

Derbyshire County Council leader Anne Western performed the official ribbon-cutting ceremony at the weekend, a month after she also officially opened the new Stubbin Wood facility on the same site.

Following the official opening, the school held a special winter wonderland event.