FOUNDERS of Chichester Free School have been visited by one of the project’s initial supporters.
Chichester MP Andrew Tyrie joined pupils at Chichester Free School to find out how they were enjoying their second term at the new establishment.
“We welcomed Andrew to the school for his first visit since we opened,” said Guy Martyn, principal of Chichester Free School.
“A group of Year 7 and 8 students discussed their views of the school with Mr Tyrie and in exchange he responded to questions about life as an MP, featuring several stories of lunches with prime ministers and what it was like having Boris Johnson in the office next door.”
Mr Tyrie was taken on a tour of the school and viewed some of the lessons taking place.
A spokesman for the school said: “He was most impressed with what he saw, finding classes to be full of exciting vim and energy. He has promised to return at a later date to have lunch with the students.”
The Chichester MP said it was a ‘great pleasure to meet many of the pupils’.
“Project lead Helen Humphry and principal Guy Martyn are leading a highly-motivated team, dedicated to an exciting project, developing Chichester Free School,” said Mr Tyrie.
“I saw the progress for myself.”
The free school opened its doors to 210 new pupils in September last year.
For the first two years, the school will be based at its temporary site in Vinnetrow Business Park, Runcton, to the south of Chichester.