Barnet has some of the best state schools in the country and Theresa Villiers has worked hard to support them. She helped our top performing secondary schools gain academy status. She was also strongly supportive of two new schools set up in her constituency. The first is JCoSS in East Barnet, the UK's first cross community Jewish secondary school. The second is the St Andrew the Apostle school in Brunswick Park. This is the country's first ever Greek Orthodox school and one of the Conservative-led Government's new free schools.
Theresa has welcomed the increase in primary school places in Barnet which has taken place due to action taken by Barnet Council, with support from Government.
Theresa has also successfully campaigned for funding to rebuild Cromer Road School. Cromer Road is an excellent primary school but many its buildings have become very dilapated. For the last ten years, the governers and staff have been trying to get the school rebuilt and sought Theresa's help. She raised this directly with the then Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan, and Cromer Road was put on the list of schools which will receive a major rebuild funded by Government.
The picture above is Theresa Villiers MP shaking hands with Headmaster Robert Ahearn, the new Headmaster of St Andrew the Apostle.