Final phase of demolition begins

The final phase of demolition work has begun at Withernsea High School. Work started yesterday (25/04/16) on the demolition of part of the school’s original 1950s building. 

The block primarily housed English and Maths until its closure in July 2015 when those subjects moved in to the newly constructed teaching block. From September 2015, the redundant block was temporarily reopened to accommodate various offices and classrooms until the refurbishment works in the retained part of the old school building were completed in February this year.

The C Block, as it was latterly known, formed part of the original layout of the school and was a fondly remembered focus point on the 60th Anniversary Open Day held last July. It is planned that a number of bricks from the demolition will be offered for sale as souvenirs to former students who would like to own a small part of their old school.

School Media Coordinator Tim Nuttall commented: “A number of former students have been in touch to ask if they can purchase a brick as a memento and we are grateful to BAM and the demolition company in helping us to set some aside for this purpose.”

Full details will be announced in due course on the school website but expressions of interest can be sent to

Elsewhere on the school site, work is progressing well on the all-weathers sports pitch with all remaining works set to be completed by mid-June. Plans for an official opening of the school have been tentatively set for early September 2016.