The new £14 million Elton High School will welcome its first pupils when the autumn term begins on 7 September.
The opening of the new Elton is a milestone in the school’s history, and is the culmination of many years of hard work by the school and the council to secure the necessary funding to replace dilapidated and inadequate accommodation.
Bury Council has formally accepted the building from the contractors, and staff will soon be unpacking and familiarising themselves with the new building.
The Walshaw Road school caters for around 1,000 pupils, and is a specialist arts college and college of maths and computing.
It has been transformed following investment by the Education Funding Agency, as part of a £2.4 billion programme to rebuild 261 of the schools in England in the worst condition.
The new building has been constructed next to its current site, which has served the school since 1954. Demolition of the old building and the creation of a new playing field are expected to be completed by Christmas.
Councillor Sharon Briggs, cabinet member for children and families, said: “This is a fantastic new building which will provide state of the art facilities for the education of our children. I’m sure that future generations of pupils at The Elton will be delighted with their new school – it’s nothing less than they deserve.”