Last week, I got the fantastic news that Leigh Road Primary School became the highest achieving primary school in the city – and entered the top 5% nationally; what an incredible result.
I’ve had the pleasure of visiting the school a couple of times – I’m campaigning for better parking control outside and a bigger playground at the back – but I know the secret of its success. A fantastic head – Mrs Julie Davies – and her team, and a marvelous chair of governors, Mohammed Aiklaq.
The school has a special place in our constituency because I believe it was the first to be built by the city council (in 1909) in the district, after the both the Urban District of Saltley and the Hamlet of Little Bromwich joined the City of Birmingham in 1891. Well done all!