Double celebration at junior school in North End

SCHOOL pupils held a joint celebration in honour of the Queen's 90th birthday and becoming the latest school to join the King's Group Academies.

Wednesday, 4th May 2016, 6:06 am
Updated Wednesday, 4th May 2016, 1:37 pm
From left, Oscar Rimmer, eight, Marley Taylor, seven, Leonteas Collinson, eight, and Connie Jones, eight Picture: Malcolm Wells (160421-3452)

Lyndhurst Junior School, in North End, is the latest school to join the KGA, whose chairman is Portsmouth-born Sir Roger Fry.

Sir Roger said: ‘I am absolutely delighted that Lyndhurst Junior School Academy is joining our multi-academy trust. I have been so impressed by the staff at the school and the lovely pupils.’

The children helped prepare an afternoon tea to welcome Sir Roger on April 21, the Queen’s birthday.

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Headteacher Margaret Beel said: ‘The expertise that KGA can bring to LJSA will help us achieve outstanding Ofsted status.

‘However, I am equally excited by the wonderful learning opportunities we will have access to by joining the King’s family of schools in Spain and South America.’

KGA operates seven British schools educating more than 4,500 students.