Councillor Ernest Noad officially opens Harris Academy in Beckenham
2:33pm Sunday 11th December 2011 in Education News
GUESTS listened to performances and speeches at the official opening of an academy school.
The Harris Academy in Beckenham was officially opened with the unveiling of a plaque by portfolio holder for children and young people Councillor Ernest Noad.
And after the main festivities the guests were shown around the building in Manor Way, Beckenham, by student prefects.
Councillor Ernest Noad said: “I was pleased to be invited to visit the new Harris Academy to mark an important landmark for the school.
“It was a good opportunity to reinforce the partnership that has been established between the Harris Federation and the local authority.
“I wish all involved in the new Academy every success for the future.”
The school’s governing body decided to apply for academy status earlier this year after they held a wide-ranging consultation.
It opened its doors as an academy in September and will become co-educational next September.
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