Munira Wilson, MP for Twickenham, visited Hampton High to see how the school is coping with the realities of the Covid pandemic and give her support to the staff and pupils.

In the first such visit since the November lockdown, Munira met staff, pupils and members of the school student council. She was shown how the school has implemented a bubble system and changed how the pupils move around the site in order to meet Covid regulations. 

Following the visit Munira said:

“Like all students across the constituency and the country, the pupils of Hampton High have had to deal with a huge amount of disruption and change over the past year. Despite that, they seem to be coping amazingly well.

“I met with members of the student council, some of whom are studying politics. They were an impressive group of young people who shared their views on topics such as votes for 16-year olds, and the need for media education to help them decide which sources of information they should trust.

“I recently wrote to all members of staff at the school, thanking them for their efforts and dedication throughout the pandemic. It was wonderful to see them back in the classroom inspiring their pupils. The history class I observed on the gunpowder plot was particularly relevant – the arrival of an MP being perfectly timed apparently!

 “I would also like to thank Headteacher, Rebecca Poole, for the invitation. Rebecca and her senior team have transformed the school over the past few years. Hampton High obtained a “Good” rating across all categories in their most recent Ofsted report. The school is now oversubscribed and hugely popular with local parents.”