Highclare School chose a lovely July afternoon to celebrate the acquisition of it fourth site, Highclare Sports Field.
With the support of local guests, Councillors and the Mayor of Sutton Coldfield, Cllr David Pears, pupils engaged in an exciting inter-house competition in rounders, soft ball and Kwik Cricket. Other sports personalities supporting the afternoon included Sir Doug Ellis, President of Aston Villa F.C. and Richard Sneekes, Highclare’s Sports Teacher and Manager for Sutton Town F.C.
Dr Richard Luker, Head of Highclare School, said “We are delighted to have taken over the management of this facility which is conveniently placed centrally between all three Highclare sites. Sport is always a high priority for pupils at Highclare School and this opens up many new opportunities. Additionally, we are also delighted to be able to make it available to the local community. Indeed a number of local schools and clubs are already using the newly enhanced sports facilities”
Highclare Sports Field, which is situated in Braemar Road, Boldmere, has become the school’s fourth site. Its 9.25 acres is providing facilities for some new sports as well as the traditional football, rugby, netball and hockey. Together with the refurbished pavilion its acquisition is enhancing the sports facilities available to children throughout Highclare School.
Highclare School is an Independent Day School for boys and girls aged 15 months to 18 years. It is based on 3 separate sites within Sutton Coldfield and Erdington in the West Midlands.