Primary officially launches as an academy school

30/9/2011'Hammond Acadamy, Hemel Hempstead was officially opened by MP Mike Penning on Friday.

30/9/2011'Hammond Acadamy, Hemel Hempstead was officially opened by MP Mike Penning on Friday.

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PRIMARY pupils and teachers celebrated their school becoming an academy with an official opening by its local MP.

Scores of pupils at Hammond Academy gathered to watch Hemel Hempstead MP Mike Penning cut the ribbon and declare the former primary school an academy. The school is part of the new wave of academy schools in the UK and joins two other schools in the Dacorum area that already have the status.

> For more, and a giant group picture of Hammond pupils celebrating the move, don’t miss next week’s big Gazette