Last week, pupils and staff at Southway Primary School welcomed Schools Minister the Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP for a special tour of the academy.
Mr Gibb returned to the academy, which is in his constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton, to see the progress being made there. He was joined for the visit by the school’s Principal Sarah Holland and United Learning Chief Executive Sir Jon Coles.
As well as taking an extensive tour of the academy’s classrooms and facilities, Mr Gibb heard from staff about the improving educational standards and their ambitions for the future of the school.
This term alone children across the school have enjoyed a range of exciting and educational opportunities, from a Year 3 trip to Fishbourne, weekly clarinet lessons in Year 4 and an Ancient Greek workshop for pupils in Year 5. This is part of the academy’s commitment not only to providing a broad and balanced curriculum but to delivering an Education with Character that engages and inspires pupils.
Speaking about his visit, The Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP said:
“I enjoyed my visit to Southway Primary School to see first-hand how standards are improving in the school. Southway is a large school in an impressive building with excellent facilities and grounds. The staff and Principal are committed and passionate about ensuring every child has the best start in life.”
Sarah Holland, Principal of Southway Primary School, said:
“It was a pleasure to welcome Mr Gibb back to our school and show the excellent work that is being done to make sure our pupils have access to a rich and engaging curriculum, as well as a safe and happy learning environment.”