James Brokenshire was given the honour of unveiling a special commemorative stone marking the official opening of the Elizabeth Price Building at Merton Court Preparatory School in Sidcup at a special event on Friday. The new teaching block links to the existing school building creating a modern new learning environment for children at the school.
The new building is named after Elizabeth Price who bought the school in 1979. Since then Merton Court has been owned and run by the Price Family. James praised Headmaster Dominic Price and his team for seeing that the modular designed facility was constructed quickly and efficiently and without disruption to normal school life. James also praised the commitment the school had shown to seeing children fulfil their potential and the new facilities provided by the Elizabeth Price building would help to see this continue at the school well into the future.
Commenting James said:
“I feel privileged to have been asked to mark the official opening of the Elizabeth Price Building by unveiling the commemorative stone bearing the school’s moto Omnia Strenue or ‘strive above all’. It is that sense of commitment and purpose which Merton Court Preparatory School has imparted to its students since its foundation in 1899. The investment in this new teaching facility will help maintain that focus for years to come. Merton Court School is at the heart of the community and the Price family deserve praise for the continued commitment the school has shown to Sidcup and to future learning which this new building will help to underpin.”