Educating Essex

This week’sĀ front page news in our local paper, The Chipping Bonhunt Recorder, is the retirement at the end of the year of Bonhunt Academy’s Head Teacher. He has made an enormous contribution to the town as well as leading our local secondary school to outstanding status with Ofsted.

Local estate agents tell me that having such a good school increases the value of local properties by at least 10%. It’s certainly one of the reasons so many families want to come and live here.

Here at the Town Council we really appreciate what the school has done in partnership with the local community. Thanks to Bonhunt Academy we have facilities that otherwise it would not be possible to provide, and then there are the charity functions and events such as the tea party for older residents run by the school’s sixth form.

So, thank you Head Teacher for all you have done to benefit our young people and community.