MP praises Charter Academy regime and invites Piers Morgan to visit

Headteacher Barry Smith with MP Brandon LewisPicture: Brandon Lewis

Headteacher Barry Smith with MP Brandon LewisPicture: Brandon Lewis - Credit: Archant

The MP for Great Yarmouth has said he is “beyond impressed” at what is happening at a school in the town that has been in the headlines.

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Brandon Lewis has visited Great Yarmouth Charter Academy and tweeted a picture of himself with headteacher Barry Smith.

Mr Lewis tweeted about the changes at the school and said: “Beyond impressed, simply amazing to see the positive change and such a great learning environment.”

The MP also invited Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan to visit the school after the presenter had praised the academy for its strict rules during a morning show.

Mr Lewis told Mr Morgan the school was “well worth a visit” and thanked him for supporting Mr Smith’s regime at the school, which is run by the Inspiration Trust. Mr Smith was also described as “inspirational” by the MP.

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The academy has seen a strict uniform code brought in and the banning of some hairstyles, such as “Meet me at McDonald’s” style.