Celebrations as Cosham primary school becomes an academy

Children, teachers and parents were joined by the lord mayor for the official opening as an academy.

Friday, 15th September 2017, 11:55 am
Updated Friday, 15th September 2017, 11:57 am
The Lord Mayor Councillor Ken Ellcome cuts the ribbon. Pictured from left, is Sophia Ball, headteacher Sarah Sadler, Sue Samson, the chief executive of the University of Chichester Academy Trust, Cllr Ken Ellcombe and Jack Cooper (171147-8)

Highbury Primary School, in Dovercourt Road, Cosham, has joined Chichester University Academy Trust, which also runs other primary schools in the city.

Councillor Ken Ellcome, the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, was delighted to announce the academy officially open.

There was singing, dancing, games and plenty of tasty cakes.

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A youngster sings her heart out at the opening ceremony (171147-7)

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Two-year-old Lorena Scott tests her wellies in the hook a duck pool (171147-14)
Lady Mayoress Jo Ellcome, Lord Mayor Ken Ellcome and deputy headteacher Wendy Fowler (171147-10)
Children entertain visitors with some great singing (171147-6)
A pupil joyfully sings at the opening of the new academy (171147-5)
Parents Sara Ball, Jenny Driver and Josey Cooper lend a hand in the kitchen (171147-13)
Kirsty Andrew, Archie Andrew, seven, Laura Huxtable and Isabella Huxtable, six, enjoy an indoor picnic (171147-9)
A youngster sings her heart out at the opening ceremony (171147-7)
Two-year-old Lorena Scott tests her wellies in the hook a duck pool (171147-14)
Lady Mayoress Jo Ellcome, Lord Mayor Ken Ellcome and deputy headteacher Wendy Fowler (171147-10)
Children entertain visitors with some great singing (171147-6)
A pupil joyfully sings at the opening of the new academy (171147-5)
Parents Sara Ball, Jenny Driver and Josey Cooper lend a hand in the kitchen (171147-13)
Kirsty Andrew, Archie Andrew, seven, Laura Huxtable and Isabella Huxtable, six, enjoy an indoor picnic (171147-9)