Neale Wade welcomes a royal visitor this week

Princess Anne is coming to March on Wednesday

Princess Anne is coming to March on Wednesday - Credit: Nick Strugnell

The progress and hard work of everybody at the Neale Wade Academy in March is being recognised with a royal visit to the school on Wednesday.

Her Royal Highness, Princess Anne, will be visiting on Wednesday in recognition of its recent progress and transformation.

The Academy has undergone dramatic improvements under the leadership of its Principal, Jason Wing, and since joining its sponsor, the Active Learning Trust. Mr Wing’s leadership has also been recently commended by Ofsted.

“It is an honour to be able to welcome Her Royal Highness, Princess Anne, to Neale-Wade Academy,” said Principal Jason Wing. “Our students are extremely excited to be meeting her, as am I and my staff.

“We could never have envisioned receiving a royal visit, and it is something of which we are very proud, myself in particular as a former student here as well as the current Principal.

“The Academy has undergone a rapid transformation over the past couple of years, one that has not been without its challenges but that was well worth all the hard work involved, not only for this particular recognition from a member of the Royal family, but also for the exceptional results achieved by our students.”

Neale-Wade Academy joined the Active Learning Trust in April 2013. The Trust also sponsors a number of primary schools in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk.

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Clive Bush, CEO of the Active Learning Trust, said: “This is a great achievement for Neale-Wade and I am both proud of and pleased for Jason and his team.

“Having worked with Jason over the course of the last 18 months, I’ve seen first-hand the amount of hard work and determination that he has put into the Academy, and am delighted that his efforts are being recognised with a Royal Visit.

“I am sure that Neale-Wade will continue to grow from strength-to-strength, maintaining its important role in the March community.”

Mr Wing, his senior leadership team, and senior members of the Active Learning Trust will escort Princess Anne on a tour of the Academy, where she will observe teaching and meet various groups.

One such group will be the Academy’s show-jumping team, given the Princess’ own interest in equine pursuits.

After the tour the Princess will give a short speech in the hall before unveiling a plaque to commemorate the occasion.

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