Our art and textiles teacher Andria Zafirakou collected an MBE from The Duke of Cambridge last week for her services to Education and Young People. Andria is our Associate Deputy Headteacher and is also the recipient of the Global Teacher Prize 2018.

Ms Zafirakou said it was a “wonderful surprise” to receive the honour and that she is delighted to see that the teaching profession is finally being recognised and celebrated. “I do not see this as an honour I have done all by myself. I see this as something I am receiving on behalf of my school community.”