Shadow education secretary Stephen Twigg MP tours Stratford free school
- Credit: Archant
Shadow education secretary Stephen Twigg took a tour around the borough’s first free school on Monday.
The Labour MP for Liverpool West Derby requested a visit to School 21 in Stratford to meet children and explore their “modern” approach to education.
Headteacher Peter Hyman, a former special adviser to ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair, says he believes his class sizes - no higher than 25 - will be the key to success.
He added: “Mr Twigg was very keen to visit because he knows what we are trying to do, and how we are preparing our children for a modern 21st century education.”
School 21 is currently in temporary accommodation so Mr Twigg also learned about the cohort’s move to the site of the Old Rokeby School site - currently under construction - in September.
You may also want to watch:
The school, which opened on Rokeby Street in September last year, caters for children ageed four to 18, enrolling 75 children in reception and the same number in Year Seven.
- 1 Watch the moment 'stolen' car drives into vehicles in East Ham
- 2 Otas Sarkus: Two charged with murder after fatal shooting
- 3 Steven Fry stabbing: Custom House victim named in murder investigation
- 4 Machetes, zombie and lock knives: Five plead guilty after police seize 128 weapons in Plaistow
- 5 Otas Sarkus: Three men arrested after Upton Park fatal shooting
- 6 Depth up front is going to be vital says Leyton Orient boss Jackett
- 7 Jailed: 'Sadistically cruel' East Ham man who raped, assaulted victim
- 8 Protesters target DSEI arms fair at ExCeL London in Royal Docks
- 9 Woman arrested on suspicion of murder after man fatally stabbed
- 10 Silvertown man jailed after police seize drugs with street value of £750k