Dorset

Underhill School on Portland closes after 101 years

  • 22 July 2014
  • From the section Dorset
Underhill School
Image caption Known as 'school on the cliff', Underhill School looks out over Weymouth Bay and Chesil Beach

A 101-year-old school building in Dorset is closing for the final time.

Known as the 'school on the cliff', Underhill School is shutting before a new Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy campus opens in 2015.

The 90 pupils and six full-time staff will move to Osprey Quay and Royal Manor campuses in September.

Senior teacher Gary Fooks said: "There is a lot of appreciation for the 101 years of learning, but the children are very excited about moving forward."

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