Ministerial Visit

Wednesday 15 October 2014

The staff and students at Charter Academy were honoured with a visit by the Prime Minister earlier this week, along with the Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan MP and business minister Matt Hancock MP. This visit was a fantastic recognition and celebration of all that the staff and students have worked hard to achieve over the last 5 years.

Mr Cameron was greeted at the school gate by the Head Girl, Brittanni Carvell, and Year 10 student George Carnell, who showed him around the academy.The students flocked to see the Prime Minister during morning break before he then spoke to a group of staff and students about their experiences at Charter Academy.

David Cameron tweeted about his visit:

With to see the extraordinary success story , Portsmouth under head Dame Sharon Hollows

— David Cameron () October 13, 2014

Dame Sharon Hollows said: "It was great to welcome the Prime Minister and talk to him about his plans. I hope we can identify what has worked best at Charter and help other schools to suceed."

The Prime Minister even joked as he was leaving that he would like to have a poster above his desk in Downing Street with the Charter Academy motto - "work hard, be nice, no excuses."