MP visits new boarding house at Steyning Grammar School


Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert visited Steyning Grammar School last week (Friday 15 June) following the opening of their new boarding house earlier this year.

Mr Herbert was given a tour of the new building and the facilities for pupils by the school's Director of Boarding, Rob Pavis.


The MP also met with Head Teacher Chris Taylor and Chair of the Governors Marion Gue, before joining a Year 12 class and taking part in a lively debate on crime with pupils studying for their Sociology AS level.


Mr Herbert, who is Minister for Policing & Criminal Justice, answered questions about policy on underage drinking, prison rehabilitation and the Government's initiative to tackle troubled families.


Following the visit, Nick Herbert commented: "It was a pleasure to visit Steyning Grammar School again and see the impressive new building which they have opened for boarders.


"I also very much enjoyed the opportunity to take part in a debate with pupils about crime.  They were clearly thinking about the issues and they asked a number of challenging questions about topical concerns such as antisocial behaviour and binge drinking."


Head teacher Chris Taylor added: "We were very pleased to welcome Nick Herbert, our local MP, back into Steyning Grammar School last week. He is a regular visitor and great supporter of our school."