Local-boy-made-good Sir Alec Reed celebrated the 15th anniversary of Ealing’s first Academy school (which has just achieved its best ever exam results) with Year 9 pupils.
The giant 15th anniversary birthday cake celebrated the support the Academy offers all of its pupils, who speak 56 languages at home including Arabic, Polish, Somali, Punjabi and Farsi.
Sir Alec said: "I am delighted to celebrate the 15 Anniversary of this Academy, with it’s amazing buildings, extensive grounds and above all it’s fantastic ethos shared by all the teachers and pupils.
The Alec Reed Academy not only helps pupils maximize their exam success. It also teaches the children to never give up, and supports each one to make the most of their own strengths in their own way."