Boris Johnson, Member of Parliament for Uxbridge and South Ruislip, popped into Bishopshalt School for a return visit on Friday to meet with the recently appointed Headteacher, Mr McGillycuddy and hear from students in a question and answer session.
During the visit Mr Johnson joined a tour of the school to hear about the building’s heritage and the funding necessary to maintain the building. The school opened in 1907 when Middlesex County Council established Uxbridge County School. It’s name is taken from the house where for 500 years, the Bishops of Worcester rested or halted while making frequent trips to and from London. Since 1907 the school has had just six headteachers which reflects a tradition of very loyal teaching staff. It is the most oversubscribed school in the borough.
Commenting on the visit Mr Johnson said: "It was fantastic to meet with Mr McGillycuddy and also to take questions from the School Council. They are far tougher than the House of Commons."