Stephen Timms celebrates Forest Gate primary school’s 50th anniversary

East Ham MP Stephen Timms with incoming headteacher Sally Norris, left, retired headteacher Maria Ma

East Ham MP Stephen Timms with incoming headteacher Sally Norris, left, retired headteacher Maria Maher, right, and pupils - Credit: William Davies Primary School

East Ham MP Stephen Timms celebrated a special birthday year with staff and pupils today at a Newham primary school.

Mr Timms visited William Davies Primary in Stafford Road, Forest Gate, to mark 2017 being the school’s 50th anniversary year.

He met with children and staff ahead of an official opening day marking the milestone on Friday.

Assistant head and soon-to-be headteacher Sally Norris said: “We were very pleased that Stephen Timms MP was able to join our celebrations.

“Many of the children recognised him and were excited that after visiting us in the morning he would be sitting in Parliament that afternoon.”

Former headteacher Maria Maher, who retired in July, also joined in with the birthday festivities.

Two special assemblies will be held on Friday to mark the 50 years since William Davies Primary first opened its doors.

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Ex-pupils, parents, staff and governors will visit along with 1960s former student, Chris Wood, who is expected to give a talk.

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