Official opening of new primary school
Archbishop Malcolm McMahon OP has officially opened Runnymede St Edward’s Catholic Primary School. This was a joyous occasion for the Runnymede St Edward’s community and the Edmund Rice Trust as, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the official opening had been postponed since it opened its doors as a voluntary aided maintained school on the 1 September 2020. Runnymede children will benefit from a run through education to the outstanding St Edward’s College with which the school shares first-class facilities. The school’s ongoing unique status as the Metropolitan Cathedral Choir School, also means that choristers can now be selected purely on musical excellence alone. Mr John McCabe, Runnymede Chair of Governors, said: “It has been an honour to have overseen the school’s transition and enable an exciting new future for this unique and inspiring school.” Archbishop Malcolm embarked upon a guided tour of the school observing the exciting learning opportunities available to the young Edwardians in each class. The children asked a range of questions and were delighted to have the opportunity to be photographed wearing his mitre whilst holding his crosier.