Hull City Council has handed over the new extension to Malet Lambert School.

The sports hall extension has been named Jane Disbrey Hall, after the well-loved former Headteacher.

The hall is a multi-functional space that can also be used for exams and events. Along with the sports hall, there are an additional five classrooms and a staff room, plus additional secure cycle storage and new electric car charging points.

The extension will accommodate an additional 150 students over five years.

Councillor Linda Tock, Portfolio Holder for children’s services said: “Today celebrates the history of one of the oldest secondary schools in the city, and also celebrates its future with the new modern facilities and increase in pupil places. I’m delighted that pupils in the East will benefit from this great provision.”

Patrick Sprakes, Headteacher at Malet Lambert said: “I’m delighted that more pupils in the local community can now attend our school.

“I’m grateful to Hull City Council and the many contractors who were involved in the design and development of this wonderful new facility, aptly named in Jane’s memory.”

The project was delivered by Hull Esteem Consortium LEP Ltd as part of Hull City Council’s £50million investment into Hull’s schools.

Gavin Barley, General Manager for Esteem added;

“We are so proud to have worked with Malet Lambert School once again. From the initial refurbishment and extension undertaken back in 2012 as part of the Building Schools for the Future Programme, to the latest expansion to address the growing needs of the school and drive for greater achievement.  We wish them all the very best in their new facility.

 “The ongoing investment by Hull City Council in partnership with Esteem in the improvement and expansion of the city’s education estate ensures delivery by local supply partners, continuing the local investment back into the city.”

 The city’s schools are above the national average for good and outstanding Ofsted gradings, and provision continues to expand and improve, so that families have choice from good and outstanding schools.

Hull City Council continues to work with Academy Trusts via the Hull Learning Partnership to develop a city-wide approach to improving achievement, promoting inclusion for children and young people, improving outcomes for pupils in vulnerable groups, including SEND, keeping children safe, and providing essential nutrition.