A HIGH school received a new minibus after thousands of pounds were raised by parents.

Westcliff High School for Boys had a brand new 17-seater minibus last week thanks in part to £6,000 donated by the school's Parent's Association.

The new minibus replaced a much-used and well-worn vehicle, one that had seen several years of service with the school.

The school runs two of its own vehicles to enable pupils to participate in numerous sporting fixtures, educational visits and a multitude of extra-curricular activities taking place in both the surrounding area and further afield.

The minibuses cover many thousands of miles each year and enable trips to take place which would otherwise be unaffordable for parents.

Jemima Clarke, Parents’ Association Chair, said: “The Parents’ Association are delighted to be able to make such a valuable contribution to the life of the school. By assisting with the purchase of this much-needed resource, students will be able to travel safely and comfortably.”

Headmaster Mike Skelly said: “The school is very grateful to the Parents’ Association for their ceaseless work on our behalf, supporting numerous events and providing funds for facilities and projects, including our new School minibus.”