Boris Johnson unveils sixth form centre at Sidcup grammar school
PUBLISHED: 13:51 04 March 2016 | UPDATED: 13:51 04 March 2016
He was at Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School yesterday
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson was at the official opening of Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School’s new sixth form centre yesterday (Thursday).
Local MP James Brokenshire joined the mayor along with the leader of Bexley Council, Teresa O’Neill and Olympic gold medallist Steve Backley.
The former BMW Pavilion during the London Olympics also houses s teaching space for students with learning difficulties from nearby Marlborough School.
Mr Johnson said: “This new sixth form centre is a fantastic example of the legacy that hosting the London 2012 Games has produced through the redeployment of structures and fittings from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
“It will offer greatly improved conditions for the students to get down to their all - important studying and I am impressed by how the new building supports the pioneering integration of activities between Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar and Marlborough schools.
Conservative MP James Brokenshire said: “Bexley has an impressive number of outstanding schools and the completion of this new building is not only an example
of the London Olympic legacy that continues to deliver improvements in Bexley as well as across London, but also a demonstration of the borough’s commitment to supporting schools to improve the education they are able to deliver.”