Stephen Metcalfe, local MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock recently visited Briscoe Primary School to see the results of its improvements over the last few years. During his visit, as well as hearing about how children’s lives are being turnaround by the improved teaching, Mr Metcalfe also heard about the school’s plans to create a new 11-16 school. Cordium School (as it will be named) is aiming to take its first students from September 2016.
Stephen Metcalfe commented: “I very much enjoyed hearing Briscoe’s plans for a new 11-16 school. Their enthusiasm for the project is unmatched and I commend their ambition for providing a useful addition to the educational landscape in Basildon”.
“They have now put in an application to the Department for Education and I wish them well as they continue to build on their incredible record of serving the local community and improving students educational outcomes.”
Mr Metcalfe also had time during his visit to meet and greet many of the pupils, including a visit to a music lesson where the violin and cello sections of the school orchestra where being put through their paces.”
Stephen Metcalfe commented: “I had a very informative and rewarding visit and look forward to hearing the outcome of their application for a free school as well as returning to the school soon to continue to hear how they are helping my constituents reach their full potential.”
Those interested in the proposed new school, can visit www.cordiumschool.co.uk