Member of Parliament for Slough, Tanmanjeet Dhesi, met staff and students at Upton Court Grammar School on Friday 23 February in his first visit since being elected in 2017.
Mr Dhesi was particularly interested in the school following the announcement of that it is the highest achieving school by attainment and progress in Slough, and tenth best school in England and Wales, following the publication of Progress 8 data last month.
The MP met with the Head, Mark Pritchard, toured the new facilities of the school and met with students across all year groups, including students of Government and Politics A’ level. Students discussed a range of political issues with Mr Dhesi, including the Labour Party’s stance in the Brexit negotiations, votes for 16 year olds and university tuition fees. Mr Dhesi will be visiting Upton Court Grammar School again in July to preside over the annual academic awards ceremony.
Head of Upton Court Grammar School, Mark Pritchard, said “It was a pleasure to welcome Mr Dhesi to our school and to give our students the opportunity to meet their local representative in parliament. Our students showed that they were engaged citizens and aware of and concerned about key political debates of the day. Their optimism and desire to bring about positive change in our community is inspiring.”
Picture attached : Slough MP Tanmanjeet Dhesi with staff and students of Upton Court Grammar School.