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02-09 Prime Minister visits Corby Technical School

The Prime Minister has praised Corby Technical School for being a great free school.

The Prime Minister has praised Corby Technical School for being a great free school.

Mr Cameron visited our school today along with the Education Secretary Nicky Morgan who first visited the school in January.

During their visit the Prime Minister spent time with a class of our Year 7 students during their first day at the school and he gave an assembly to all our students.

Mr Cameron said: “I want to say congratulations to everyone involved in establishing this school – it is a great new school.

 “This is what a good new school looks like. We have great new schools like this which are oversubscribed, successful, popular and doing great things.

“I want to say a big thank you to the parents, teachers, sponsors and supporters of this school because starting a free school is a hard thing to do.

“Everything has gone hugely well at Corby Technical School and I would like to say a huge congratulations to all the parents, teachers and supporters.

“I would also like to say to all the students here please make the most of what you have here.

“Dream big and work hard. Set yourselves exciting goals for the future - don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t achieve them. You have great opportunities. The friendships you make here, the books you read here, the lessons that you have here, the teachers that teach you here will stand you in good stead for the rest of your lives.”

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan said: “I’m delighted to be back at Corby Technical School. It is an outstanding example of a free school. It is hugely successful and it has been great to see the Year 7 students so excited about starting here today.

“I would like to thank everyone at the school for giving us such a great welcome.”

Corby MP Tom Pursglove also took part in the visit.

He said: “This is an outstanding school and it was wonderful to see the students’ faces when the Prime Minister walked into the assembly.

“Today was my first visit to Corby Technical School and I’m already looking forward to coming back.”

Corby Technical School Principal Angela Reynolds said: "It was a huge honour for us to welcome the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Education here today.

"We are very proud of our school and were delighted that we were able to share the work we do with the Prime Minister.

"It was an incredible start to the year for all our staff and students, especially our new Year 7 students who joined us for the first time today."

Brooke Weston Trust Chief Executive Dr Andrew Campbell said: “It is wonderful that Corby Technical School continues to receive great recognition for all the hard work that the staff and students have put in to make this school such a success.

“We appreciate the significance of having an outstanding free school as part of the Trust.

“It is wonderful that the students here have started their new year with an assembly from the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State.”

Trustee and sponsor Alexander de Capell Brooke said: “The visit from the Prime Minister was a huge honour for us and it recognises all the hard work that the teachers and staff within the Trust schools do.”

During his visit Mr Cameron also spent time with a Year 7 technology class who were working on bridge building projects using the latest technology, including 3-D doodlers.

The students who had the opportunity to meet Mr Cameron included Year 7 student James.

He said: “Starting a new school is special but meeting the Prime Minister made today very special.

“I wasn’t expecting anything like this to happen.”

Fellow Year 7 student Niamh added: “It was very exciting to meet the Prime Minister. He was very friendly and I told him I wanted to come to Corby Technical School because I enjoy learning about technology.”

Mr Cameron’s visit to the school coincided with his announcement that he remains committed to opening 500 new free schools over the next five years.

To see more pictures from the Prime Minister's visit click here