TV star’s visit caps big week at school

The Apprentice contestant Adam Corbally with Todmorden High School students

The Apprentice contestant Adam Corbally with Todmorden High School students

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A visit by a TV star capped a memorable week for Todmorden High School.

Adam Corbally, a former candidate on hit BBC show “The Apprentice”, called in to talk to business students in the same week that Calderdale Council announced a feasibility study into a phased rebuilding of the school has been commissioned.

Coun Megan Swift, Calderdale Council’s cabinet member for children’s services, said rebuilding Todmorden High School has been the council’s number one priority for more than ten years

The council does not have funds to rebuild the whole school in one go, so it is planning a phased replacement, starting with the worst parts of the existing building.

It is hoped the feasibility study will be complete in early 2014.

If the scheme proves viable, Coun Swift said she would be pushing for the project to go-ahead as soon as possible.

Andrew Whitaker, Todmorden High’s headteacher, said it is a very exciting time.

“This is the most fantastic news for the students of the school and the community of Todmorden,” he said.

“At last our young people will have a building that their incredible efforts deserve.”