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Petition

Volume 737: debated on Wednesday 13 September 2023

150 years of Notting Hill and Ealing High School

I rise to present a petition signed by people from Ealing, Acton and Chiswick—all parts of my constituency. Fittingly, they are all women, because it regards Notting Hill and Ealing High School, an all-girls school that is 150 years young this weekend. If I am to declare an interest, it is that I am product of that school, as many women have been since 1873. The petition states:

“The petitioners…request that the House of Commons urges the Government to celebrate the achievements of”—

the outstanding—

“Notting Hill and Ealing High School”.

In fact, it is not just a high school; it educates people from kindergarten and all the way from four to 18 years old. It urges the Government

“to recognise the historic and important role it has played in supporting girls’ education”

and empowering women.

Following is the full text of the petition:

[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.]

[P002856]