logo Burngreave Messenger Issue 32 - June 2003

Queen celebrates Firvale school success

Residents from all sections of the community turned out to celebrate Fir Vale Secondary School being officially opened by the Queen.

The school, which serves a disadvantaged community and has more asylum seeker children than any other school in the city, is in the top 5% nationally on measures of progress made by pupils at GCSE.

Headteacher Hugh Howe, pictured right with the Queen, told the Messenger,

“This was celebration of the success of the school, but it is also a symbol of the regeneration of the area. The plaque, unveiled by the Queen, is in four different languages and represents the fact that we are from within the community, with children from a range of cultural backgrounds.”


The Queen with Headteaher Hugh Howe.

Locals from all sections of the community turned out to see the Queen's visit.