Erith School celebrates Academy status

David Evennett, MP for Bexleyheath and Crayford, was one of the guest speakers at a ceremony at Erith School on Friday afternoon (18 February) to celebrate their conversion to Academy status.

Guests heard from the Chairman of Governors, David Friend, Principal Julie Turner and Vice-Principal Simon Price-Whittle about the history of the School before the School Captains, Dwayne Burrell and Alice Hollands, spoke about their experiences.

David Evennett MP then gave a speech in which he praised the School and encouraged pupils to make the most of the opportunities on offer. He also spoke about his involvement with the School during his time as an MP and what Academy status means.

Pictured: Dwayne Burrell, Julie Turner, David Evennett MP and Alice Hollands.

Erith School officially obtained Academy status on 1 October 2010.