James Brokenshire joined the Deputy Lieutenant for Bexley to re-open the Community Room at Hope Community School after an extensive refurbishment. The Community Room is a space for pupils, teachers and parents to engage with each other, as well as for the wider community’s use. This includes for enrichment activities, family learning days, parent workshops and classes, and regular community events.
Hope Community School opened in September 2013, as part of the New Generation Schools Trust and were the first Free School to open in Bexley.
Paul Weston, Chair of New Generation Schools Trust spoke at the event about the history and values of the school which integrates learning holistically with ‘real life’ and the community across all subjects and is central to the purpose of the Community Room.
Alongside James and Mr Weston, the Deputy Lieutenant also spoke at the re-opening event expressing the important opportunity Hope Community School has given to local children in receiving a good start to life both personally and academically.
Speaking at the event, James said:
“I am pleased to open the Community Room at Hope Community School which embodies the ethos of the school which places an emphasis on working with and for pupils and the local community, ensuring the best outcomes for both.”
“Hope Community School has made an incredible contribution to the community and pupils by inspiring pupils with an exciting curriculum whilst engaging with the local community, resulting in outstanding learning outcomes.”