New academy in Welwyn Garden City welcomes Lord Lieutenant of Herts

PUBLISHED: 11:09 11 October 2018 | UPDATED: 16:19 11 October 2018

Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire visits The Ridgeway Academy. Right to left: Headteacher Jed Whelan, Deni, Tom, Lord Lieutenant Robert Voss CBE, Cyra, Kieran and Alan Gray, chairman of the Albans Academy Trust. Picture: The Ridgeway Academy

Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire visits The Ridgeway Academy. Right to left: Headteacher Jed Whelan, Deni, Tom, Lord Lieutenant Robert Voss CBE, Cyra, Kieran and Alan Gray, chairman of the Albans Academy Trust. Picture: The Ridgeway Academy

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A Welwyn Garden City school which recently gained academy status invited the Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire to mark its official opening.

Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire visits The Ridgeway Academy. Picture: The Ridgeway AcademyLord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire visits The Ridgeway Academy. Picture: The Ridgeway Academy

The Ridgeway Academy in Panshanger, formerly Sir Frederic Osborn School, welcomed Lord Lieutenant Robert Voss to the school to celebrate joining the Albans Academies Trust.

The academy has a new uniform and has had an investment of more than one million pounds for a refurbishment programme and new resources.

The Lord Lieutenant was greeted by headteacher Jed Whelan, head boy Satvika Sinha and head girl Megan Nicolson, and attended a celebratory assembly with a musical performance and speeches from pupils.

He said: “It was a pleasure to see such energy and positivity in the school and there was a real sense of pride that the students have in their new academy.”

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