Stevenage MP Stephen McPartland was celebrating with local partners after the announcement by Michael Gove, MP, Secretary of State for Education, that their bid to the new Da Vinci Studio School in Stevenage has been successful. The Studio School is sponsored by North Hertfordshire College and specialising in Science and Engineering.
Stephen commented: "I am proud that North Hertfordshire College has been successful in our bid for a new Studio School and I am delighted Stevenage is once again leading the way in helping our economy grow and provide job opportunities for young people locally. This is a fantastic initiative and a huge amount of work has gone into making this dream a reality and builds on the government's massive £250 million investment in Stevenage for education, housing, jobs and our local hospital".
Fintan Donohue, Principal of NHC and CEO of the sponsor organisation, said: “We are delighted that our proposal has been approved by the Department for Education. Our key partners in this project include local authorities, other educational bodies, a range of leading employers in the region and the Member of Parliament for Stevenage, Stephen McPartland. Their support will be vitally important to this initiative, aimed as it is to prepare young people to take their places in society through a highly personalised approach to teaching and learning.”