Monday, 7 September 2009

This afternoon Cllr Richard Harker and I visited our two new Academies...

We started at the new Leeds West Academy to welcome Rosie Winterton MP, Minister for Yorkshire along with John Battle MP who has been a passionate advocate and supporter of the Academy which will be moving into it's new purpose built accommodation in two years time. Colleagues have done a wonderful job over the Summer holidays getting the new Academy ready and they have achieved a remarkable tranformation of the entrance area and the dining hall.

Annette Hall, the Academy Principal, was very generous in her praise for Education Leeds and the contribution colleagues have made to the successful opening this week. The students looked incredibly smart even if some of the boys looked somewhat uncomfortable in their jackets and ties.

The Academy inherits a really strong foundation to build on with this years wonderfully improved GCSE results and we are all looking forward to the school going from strength to strength supported by their sponsor EACT.

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