Bill Esterson MP has called Redgate Community Primary School in Formby a ‘hidden jewel’ after visiting on Thursday, 24th March. Taking a tour of the school, the Labour MP visited the Reception class, which had a recent £20k investment for refurbishment and also has plans for further development to become a ‘Forest School’. The Sefton Central MP was also shown the site of where the new nursery will be, offering places for 2 year olds and upwards.
The older students proved their talent in showcasing their skills, with a Year 4 performance and the Year 6 presenting their entries in a Formby writing competition, the overall winner of which was a Redgate student.
Bill Esterson MP was happy to see the Techfuture Girls again, a few weeks after their visit to Westminster where they put Bill, amongst other MPs, through their paces with internet security.
The Sefton Central MP said “I really enjoyed my visit to Redgate Community Primary School. Their newly appointed Head Teacher, Suzanne D’Alton, is doing an excellent job, with great staff and governor support, and of course, with wonderful and very talented children. The children clearly enjoy going to Redgate Primary School and I was impressed by how hard they were all working. While I was at the school, the infants were all doing literacy and the junior children were doing science. The lessons were really well planned and all of the children were clearly engaged in learning. The head teacher and all her staff are clearly making a big difference to the children and I would encourage everyone who is considering which school to choose for their child, to consider Redgate Primary. I am a governor at a primary school and what I saw at Redgate during my visit was every bit as good as any of the schools, which I visit in Formby, Crosby, Maghull or Aintree. The children were making the most of the excellent facilities, which they have, including their new outdoor play equipment, the fabulous My Pod. I really think it is fair to say that Redgate is a hidden jewel among schools and I congratulate Mrs D’Alton and her team, governors and children for their hard work.”