David Cameron Opens New Oxford School Building

27 April 2012, 15:00

He was at the Northen House School in Summertown, Oxford, one of the only schools in the country for children of primary school age with emotional and behavioural problems.

The Prime Minister officially opened the new building at the school, recently awarded academy status, paid for by a £1.5 million grant from Oxfordshire County Council.

The money's been used to build 6 new classrooms, catering for children aged 5 - 11 years old.

David Cameron visits Oxford

Mr Cameron said:

"We care deeply about what happens to our children and the schools they go to and when you have children with special extra needs, finding that place that really suits them is a magic moment and I am sure that Northern House has provided lots of magic moments for many parents and many children over many years.

"Early intervention is absolutely vital in making sure that children get the educational help and support that they need and that is what Northern House is all about."

David Cameron visits Oxford

Cian Simmons, and 8 year old pupil at the school, was given the honour of cutting the ribbon to the new building, with the Prime Minister joking "They haven't given me the scissors because we don't want any more cuts.''