On Friday 9th September, Alan officially unveiled a plaque marking the conversion of Brooke Hill School in Oakham to Academy status. The transformation will afford the school greater flexibility over its budget and curriculum.
As part of the opening ceremony, Alan enjoyed a theatrical performance by the school’s children, which included poetry and singing.
Alan commented: 'I’m delighted to have officially opened Brooke Hill School as a new Academy. I understand it has been a long process, but with the commitment of the teachers and the talent of the pupils, I am sure this conversion will pay dividends for staff, students and parents alike.'
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