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Opening events a great success -

On Thursday 6th February we enjoyed the official opening for our new school. The school was opened by ex-England and Tigers rugby player Matt Hampson and Rosita Page, the chair of Leicestershire County Council.
As guests arrived at the school they were greeted by the fantastic singing of LSU Sing! performing in the entrance foyer. As old friends of the school we were pleased that the student choir could join us on the day and add to the celebratory atmosphere.
After refreshments in the conference room guest assembled for speeches in the school hall followed by cutting of the ribbon and presentation of the brass plaque which is now on display in the foyer.
Following this groups of guests were shown around the school by staff and governors. While this happened the students were entertained in the hall by M & M theatre productions.
Events were filmed by the BBC and an excellent article appeared on Central News . Local press and radio also covered the event. Feedback from the opening was very positive with one visitor saying, “The new school is just unbelievable, there really is no comparison with the old buildings on Beacon Road. Ashmount is a terrific School just imagine what can be achieved now”

Meanwhile we await the outcome of our application to be a National Teaching School from the National College for teaching and leadership. We expect to hear in March.
Dave Thomas