The Rt Hon MP Nick Gibb, who is the Minister of State for Schools, visited John Cabot Academy. The Minister spent an hour meeting staff and students and touring the Academy escorted by two John Cabot Academy students.

Nick Gibb was appointed Minister of State at the Department for Education on 15 July 2014. He was elected Conservative MP for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton in 1997.

During the tour of the academy he observed a science lesson in the super lab and various Post 16 lessons.

At the end of the tour the minister watched a five minute segment of the spectacular musical production Hairspray, produced by John Cabot students and staff. He was then introduced to the cast and crew.

Kate Willis, Associate Principal said, “It was a proud moment for our school to be able to showcase some of the excellent work undertaken across and beyond the taught curriculum. Our school is in its 25th year and this visit from the Minister of State is recognition of the excellent work that continues to characterise our school.”