Shadow education secretary Stephen Twigg MP tours Stratford free school
PUBLISHED: 11:00 28 March 2013 | UPDATED: 15:17 28 March 2013
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.
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.
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