Thursday, 11 August 2022

Home Secretary officially opens new village primary school

THERESA MAY officially opened the new Charvil Piggott Primary School on Friday.

The Home Secretary and Maidenhead MP was joined by more than 100 parents and pupils at the building in Park Lane as she unveiled a commemorative plaque at the school entrance.

The school, which has been open to pupils since September, is run by the Piggott School in Wargrave and will eventually cater for up to 210 children.

At the opening, Rev Alison Waters, children’s rector for Sonning and Charvil, led prayers and Helen Craig, who chairs the school governors, proposed a toast, and the Ven Olivia Graham, Archdeacon of Berkshire, blessed the building. Mrs May told the pupils: “You are very important children as you are the first ones to be here. I hope you enjoy the rest of your time at the school and that you recognise its importance to the Charvil community and the benefits it will bring.”

Addressing the parents, she said: “It is good that the children here will know with confidence where their secondary education will be. Thank you to everyone involved who made sure the school was built and opened so quickly. This is a very special occasion not just for this school but for the community of Charvil.”

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