Headteacher hits back in pitch battle

Liz Cresswell, head teacher at Brighouse High School
Liz Cresswell, head teacher at Brighouse High School

Headteacher at Brighouse High School Liz Cresswell says she can understand residents’ concerns over the proposed artificial turf pitch.

But she feels the governors and herself had a responsibility to try and promote the best possible facilities for the children of Brighouse High.

“We have to explore every avenue available to help us do that and any funding that is available to improve the school facilities always has a community element,” she said.

The school in Finkil Street has applied for permission for an all weather pitch to provide facilities for both football and rugby thanks to a bid available from the Football Foundation and Sports England.

“Although we have a large area of sports fields we have no all weather facilities and I think we are one of the few schools in the area that cannot offer the pupils anything of an all weather type pitch,” she said.

“We do have problems when the weather is bad and problems with a backlog of fixtures.

“The planning permission is necessary for the bid for the funding to proceed.”

If anyone has any specific questions they should contact Colin Bird or Liz Cresswell at the school.