MP welcomes new Primary status of Amberley School
Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert visited Amberley CE Primary School and called in at their Autumn Fayre on Friday (20 October).
Amberley School has recently become a Primary school with the addition of a Year 6 form. The change in status, from a First school to a Primary school, follows the West Sussex County Council’s reorganisation of schools in the STARS locality (Amberley C of E First School, Ashington C of E First School, St Mary’s C of E First School, Storrington First School, Thakeham First School, and West Chiltington Community School).
Mr Herbert was given a tour of the school by Jon Gilbert, Headteacher, and Ray Jackson, Chair of Governors. They visited the new classroom which was built during the Summer break and now accommodates the year 6 pupils.
Mr Jackson highlighted the adaptations which will soon be made to the classroom to provide a full suite of facilities.
Following the tour of the building, Mr Herbert visited the school’s Autumn Fayre organised by the Friends of Amberley School Association (FASA). This year’s event was hosted by Acorn Class and included apple pressing, home-baked goods, and apple bobbing.
Mr Herbert said: “I was pleased to visit the school following the recent changes to its status as a Primary school. The Staff and Governors have clearly worked hard to ensure a smooth transition to accommodate the extra year group. It was also great to see so many children and parents involved in the Autumn Fayre."
1. Photo: Ray Jackson, Chair of Governors, Nick Herbert MP, Jon Gilbert, Headteacher, outside the new classroom at Amberley CE Primary School