George Osborne officially opens school's new entrance

Tatton MP George Osborne visited Alderley Edge Community Primary School to open their newly remodelled accessible entrance between the lower site and the upper site.

The Chancellor was also there on Friday, 17th June, to meet Headteacher Chris Perry to discuss the financing of schools and to take questions from the school council.

The new accessible entrance, at the rear of the old Cheshire brick building which was built in 1854, has been updated to allow improved access for all users, but especially for those who require level access. The new entrance has made access much easier for everyone from wheelchair users to families with buggies and prams.

After opening the new facilities George sat down with the Student Council to take their questions about political issues and his work as the local MP. Questions covered a wide range of topics from "Our motto is 'making a difference' – how do you believe your job is making a difference?" to "What do you believe the government are doing to make children safe?"

George said: "The fantastic new facilities at this outstanding school will help to guarantee local children the best start in life. It was great to meet the children. They are really engaged with local and national issues and it was good to hear their views."

Chris Perry said: "It was an incredible opportunity for the children to meet the Chancellor and have an opportunity to ask him direct questions about his work and what the Government are doing to make Britain a better place for children. George was very generous with his time and spent far longer with the children than the schedule originally allowed which was very much appreciated. It was a memorable visit for all concerned."

Alderley Edge Community Primary School, George Osborne


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Jon Williams
Wednesday 22nd July 2015 at 11:35 am
So the Chancellor came to Alderley Edge to open a door, shame he can't get his own house in order first !
Stewart Dyer
Friday 24th July 2015 at 10:34 am
What a juvenile., meaningless and churlish comment from Jon. A fine way to spoil things for the teachers and pupils for whom this may have been a memorable event and news article. All the smiling faces in the pictures would seem to support this.