Nick Herbert visits local primary school in Angmering

Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert paid a visit to St Margaret’s Primary School in Angmering on Friday (1 October) to meet the pupils and staff.


Mr Herbert began with a ‘question and answer' session with pupils from the school's Christian Union.

He was asked about his own time at school, his work as an MP and dealt with questions on topics ranging from Third World poverty to his favourite ice-cream.

After a brief tour of the school, Mr Herbert met with David Boreham, who has now served 17 years as the headteacher, to discuss a range of current issues in education.

St Margaret's is a mixed, voluntary aided school with around 500 pupils aged between 4 and 11.  It was judged "good" in its last Ofsted report in 2008 and inspectors said that it was "on an upward path".

Nick Herbert commented: "I had a really great time at St Margaret's Primary School on Friday and I'm very grateful to them for inviting me along.  I particularly enjoyed the question and answer session.  The pupils had clearly put a lot of thought into compiling their list of questions.  I only wish I'd seen the questions in advance because some of them were incredibly tough!"



Notes for Editors

1. For the website of St Margaret's Primary School, visit

2. For a copy of the latest Ofsted report, visit

Alexander Black