A visit from the Prime Minister

Beechfield School was paid a visit by the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson and Watford's MP Dean Russell on Monday 7 September. The school was selected because of their progress results which put them in the top percentage of schools in the country, and also because the school was open to key-worker and vulnerable pupils every day from 23rd March until 17th July. During a preliminary visit, it was noted that the school has a lovely happy feel to it!

"It was a fantastic morning for all of the children and staff at Beechfield. It’s not every day you get to say that you have had the Prime Minster reading you a story or joining in with your lesson. I was very proud to show the Prime Minister our wonderful school and our amazing children. I want to take this opportunity to thank all of the staff for their dedication and commitment to our school."

Mrs Jackson, Headteacher

"The fact that Beechfield has been chosen by Dean Russell, the MP for Watford, recognises the dedication that the staff at Beechfield have shown throughout the lockdown period. It was a great opportunity to talk with the Prime Minister today about the wonderful work that has been going on to support the families and children in our community. We were also given the opportunity to discuss the adaptations needed in reopening schools in the current climate and the challenges we face in education generally at this time."

James Roach, CEO

"Beechfield Primary School has done an inspiring job throughout Covid-19 supporting local children and parents. Their headteacher, Mrs Jackson, has an incredible passion for the wellbeing and development of every child that comes through the school gates each morning. I was delighted to bring the Prime Minister to this brilliant school, and I want to thank all the staff for their tremendous efforts over these last few months."

Dean Russell MP

The visit also featured in the Watford Observer, read the full article.