I recently wrote to the London School of Theology in Northwood to congratulate them on receiving the Department for Education’s School Capital Funding 2021-22 and was delighted to accept an invitation to visit the college.
I was pleased to be given a tour of campus by Admissions Officer, Manuela Mai, and Student President, Jude King, starting with the dining room. It was explained that students and staff usually dine together, which immediately exuded the inclusive and close-knit feel that runs throughout the college. I was also shown the Chapel, music rooms, accommodation for full-time and 'blended' residents, the student quad and wonderful greenspace surrounding campus, as well as the impressive library, which I was told was formerly a chapel. I was also interested to walk the 'alumni corridor' and to hear about the contributions former students are making around the world.
Following the tour, I met with the Principal, Mark Cartledge, and Director of Finance, Jonathan Mead. We had a useful discussion about future plans for the London School of Theology and what support I, as local MP, can provide in achieving these goals.
I am grateful to everyone for the warm welcome and look forward to visiting again in the future.