School’s move to historic site

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A school from Stapleford is set to relocate to the historic Greasley Beauvale building, where Eastwood-born author DH Lawrence studied and taught.

The Jubilee House Christian School will be moving to the building in Newthorpe from September, and is holding an open day at the end of August to welcome residents, parents and pupils.

People will have the opportunity to take a look around the site during the open day on Saturday August 30, which will also consist of a table top sale, stalls and a cake sale.

The Greasley Beauvale site, which was subject to a suspected arson attack at one of it’s outbuildings just over three months ago, is the school which author DH Lawrence was a student and then a teacher.

Christine Millward, who has two children at the school, said that despite it being a bit further for her to travel, she is happy with the relocation.

She added: “It’s a lovely old building and of course it’s purpose built, it hasn’t been easy to find suitable accommodation.

“It’s a bit further to travel but the care and education the children receive is worth it.”

The open event at the site will run between 2pm and 4pm on the day.

David Brock, editor of the DH Lawrence Society newsletter, said that the society was on good terms with the headteacher at the Jubilee House Christian School.

He added: “The headteacher of the school has made friendly overtures towards us and I’m delighted that she wants to honor the links the building has to DH Lawrence and maintain this.”