Grand Opening of Peninsula Campus
Thursday 6th June was the official grand opening of the Peninsula campus. We were delighted so many people could join us for the special day. Guests included Rt Revd Christopher Chessun who lead the service and blessed a plaque we placed in the Peace Garden. Cllr Danny Thorpe and Colin Powell also said a few kind words during the Service. Many staff from Royal Borough of Greenwich attended as well as staff from BAM, the contractors for the Peninsula build and architects who designed the new building. The day was greatly enjoyed by all of our guests, staff and students.
The News Shopper, the Royal Borough of Greenwich website and Greenwich Info paper wrote an article about the day:
First all-through nursery to sixth form school officially opens in Greenwich
Claire Harrison and Victoria Wainwright, Federation Executive Co-Headteachers of the Koinonia Federation said: “It has been a superb day on which we have been able to celebrate with everyone who has been involved on our long journey to make the dream of our all through campus a reality. We are delighted with our new building and all the facilities and look forward to welcoming many more new families into our school as we continue to expand through to sixth form.”
Pupils, teachers, councillors, religious dignitaries and special guests celebrated the official opening of St Mary Magdalene Church of England School’s Greenwich Peninsula campus with a special grand opening event on June 6.
The school will provide over 1,670 places for young people to learn, thrive and excel, from fledgling learners starting in nursery right through to young adults entering sixth form.
At the service Rt Revd Christopher Chessun, Bishop of Southwark, blessed a plaque that was placed in the school’s Peace Garden to commemorate the opening.
The school, situated on the Greenwich Peninsula, has been developed by Greenwich council working with Knight Dragon Development Ltd, developers for the peninsula wide site, the Greater London Authority (GLA) which are the landowners and the Southwark Diocesan Board of Education.
Council Leader, Cllr Danny Thorpe said: "It was a privilege to join the pupils at their celebratory service and have a tour of the school to see the fantastic facilities that are on offer to our pupils. It is truly a 21st century place of learning that will benefit the lives of many young people in the area.”
The all-through school is located on the corner of Millennium Way and John Harrison Way and encompasses environmentally friendly technology.
It includes a nursery, a two form entry primary phase and a sixth form with 300 places.