Bishop of Edmonton blesses cutting edge Barnet school campus
A state of the art school campus officially opened in Barnet in November, thanks to collaboration between the London Diocesan Board of Schools and Barnet Local Authority.
St Mary’s and St John’s CE School Hendon (SMSJ) hosted an opening ceremony on November 16th led by the Rt Revd Robert Wickham, Bishop of Edmonton, with a showcase of students’ achievements and the brand new facilities. Matthew Offord, MP for Hendon, and officials from local government and other nearby schools participated in a sung Eucharist led by Bishop Rob.
SMSJ has two existing campuses, for primary and middle school pupils, and will this year prepare students for GCSEs for the first time. The multimillion pound Stamford Raffles Campus will provide upper school students with cutting edge facilities for sport, technology, arts and computing on their own set-apart site.
Acting Principal Marika Farrugia said:
“Stamford Raffles Campus will provide an outstanding education for the young people whom we nurture and inspire, and who will make a significant mark in the communities in which they live.”
SMSJ says that its work is rooted in Christian values and that it takes its motto, everything is possible, very seriously. The new site marks a significant chapter in the school’s development from a primary to an all-through school for 5-18s.