Congratulations to our business manager Stephen Lester who collected his MBE from Buckingham Palace on Thursday 20th December for his services to education.

Mr Lester said, “It’s been a lovely day. Everyone at the palace was so friendly and giving congratulations to all of the recipients.
As well as us normal people there were a few celebrities including Anthony Joshua, Diane Modal, Monty Don and Kiri Te Kanawa.
Prince Charles presented the awards and he was very welcoming and made the whole day so special.”

Well done Mr Lester, the whole academy is extremely proud of you for this amazing achievement.