Educating Our Children and Preparing Them For The Future

Education is and always will be a priority of mine. We have some excellent schools, and I want to ensure that every child leaves school and is ready to succeed.

I will continue to work with and support our local schools and to make sure they receive the best support from the Government and deliver for our young people locally. 

I welcome the Prime Minister's commitment to guarantee a higher minimum funding for all secondary school pupils.

As some may already know, before politics I was involved in education. 

As a strong believer in social mobility, and how education can help drive positive mobility regardless of background, I am proud to support our local schools. 

Across Morley and Outwood our local schools are some of the best, with many regularly achieving an Ofsted rating of 'Outstanding' or higher. 

I always enjoy visiting the students of our local schools, hearing their views for their future, taking questions, and thanking the fantastic staff. 

In 2019 so far, I have visited The Morley Academy, Outwood Grange, Bruntcliffe, Rodillian, Woodkirk, Elliot Hudson College, Asquith Primary, Thorpe Primary, OPA Kirkhamgate, Morley Newlands, Westerton, and OPA Ledger Lane. I look forward to visiting other schools in our local area in the near future. 

I have discussed current issues and presented petitions from local schools in Parliament and have hosted classes in the House of Commons, it was great to meet some of the leaders of tomorrow! 

I have organised local meetings with the Minister of State for School Standards and local teachers & stakeholders, and I regularly meet the Secretary of State for Education to discuss issues, and successes from our local area. 


Primary Schools 

I am so pleased that recent figures show that the majority of primary schools in Morley and Outwood have seen an significant increase from last year (2018) in the proportion of pupils achieving the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics. 

I am so proud of our local area and could not be more pleased with the further progress our schools have made this past year.

Read about this in more detail, including with a list of the local schools that have shown such fantastic increases in success here: Click me! 


Secondary Schools

It's always great to get a chance to visit these fantastic schools and praise both students and staff for their hard work.

As the statistics below show, our schools are going from strength to strength and ensuring local students are prepared and well equip to achieve their dreams! 

There are five secondary schools in our local area, discounting special and independent schools for which we have no data. 

The Morley Academy

-Well above average progress between Key Stage 2 and 4.
-Outstanding Ofsted rating
-92% of pupils staying in education or entering employment (Stats of 2016 leavers) 

Bruntcliffe Academy

-Above average progress between Key State 2 and 4.
-Good Ofsted rating
-90% of pupils staying in education or entering employment (Stats of 2016 leavers) 

Woodkirk Academy

-Above average progress between Key State 2 and 4.
-Good Ofsted rating
-96% of pupils staying in education or entering employment (Stats of 2016 leavers) 

Rodillian Academy

-Above average progress between Key State 2 and 4.
-Good Ofsted rating
-90% of pupils staying in education or entering employment (Stats of 2016 leavers) 

Outwood Grange Academy

-Average progress between Key State 2 and 4.
-Outstanding Ofsted rating
-96% of pupils staying in education or entering employment (Stats of 2016 leavers) 

More statistics: Here




Below, residents can find some of my recent work regarding education and in support of our local schools: 


Andrea Visits Morley Victoria Primary School

I was delighted to visit Morley Victoria Primary School and see all the fantastic work and effort that goes into their outdoor play facilities & how they’re encouraging students to read more.

Andrea Meets New Head of Outwood Grange Academy

Great to visit Outwood Grange Academy once again this morning, where I met the brilliant new Headteacher, Sheriden Hutchinson-Jones, and heard about her fantastic ideas to build on the work of this excellent school. 

Andrea Visits Queenswood School

Great visit this morning to the amazing Queenswood School in Morley. Great uniforms!

The students asked such great questions about politics, democracy, and what was my favourite animal (dogs!)


Andrea Opens New School Building in Outwood

I am immensely proud to have helped to officially open the new school building at the fantastic Outwood Primary Academy Ledger Lane today.

The amazing team here do great work & pupils will continue to thrive in these new classrooms

Andrea Raises Military Families Concerns with Veterans Minister

Thanks to Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence People and Veterans, Johnny Mercer, for meeting with me to discuss children from Military families with special educational needs.

Its vital children are able to access appropriate educational services!

Andrea Visits Ledger Lane Academy

Fantastic to visit Ledger Lane Academy today to see the fantastic new school building & say good luck to the Year 6 class before the last day tomorrow!

Andrea Visits Outwood Grange Academy

It was a pleasure to visit Outwood Grange Academy today & see the fantastic planning that has gone into ensuring students can safely continue to receive their outstanding education- well done to the brilliant team and all involved!

Andrea Visits The Morley Academy

Today it was a pleasure to meet with Principal Adam Ryder at the Morley Academy, and tour this outstanding school and see how the brilliant team there have adapted to the current situation.