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Petitions

Volume 738: debated on Thursday 19 October 2023

Petition

Thursday 19 October 2023

OBSERVATIONS

Education

150 years of Notting Hill and Ealing High School

The petition of residents of the constituency of Ealing Central and Acton in London,

Declares that the Government should recognise the 150th anniversary of Notting Hill and Ealing High School on 16 September 2023; further that the ISI inspectors reported, “pupils’ achievement in curricular and extra-curricular activities and their learning is exceptional as is their attainment in national tests at age 11 and at A Levels.” Further notes that the school thrives on allowing individuals to express themselves.

The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to celebrate the achievements of Notting Hill and Ealing High School, and to recognise the historic and important role it has played in supporting girls’ education.

And the petitioners remain, etc.—[Presented by Dr Rupa Huq , Official Report, 13 September 2023; Vol. 737, c. 969 .]

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Observations from The Minister for Schools (Nick Gibb):

The Department would like to recognise the successes of Notting Hill and Ealing High School since its opening 150 years ago and the impact it has had on girls’ education.

The Department notes that the school’s most recent inspection highlights the extremely high standards of attainment in pupils’ academic work and activities outside the classroom and the excellent quality of personal development.