Deputy Governor of the Bank of England

On Friday 23rd February 2018 we had the privilege of a visit from the Deputy Governor of the Bank of England. Sir David Ramsden gave a talk all about the Bank of England and its purpose. We were also very lucky to have Samuel Ward, TGS and Castle Manor staff and students join us.  We had a number of Year 10 HPA students present and a few Newmarket Academy Ambassadors. All of the students were absolutely fantastic.

Nick Froy, headteacher of Newmarket Academy, said: “This was a great opportunity for our students to hear from one of the senior leaders at the Bank of England and then ask him some very informative and engaging questions.  “We were delighted to join forces with other secondary schools within the Samuel Ward Academy Trust.”

The visit came about as part of the Bank of England’s drive to raise awareness and understanding of its work.  Sir David said: “It was a real privilege to have the opportunity to come to Newmarket Academy and speak to students.  “I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who attended from across the Samuel Ward Academy Trust schools.”

Steve Elsom, regional director at Lloyds Commercial Banking, who facilitated the visit, said: “The visit allowed young students to learn about how the Bank of England works and to get a fascinating insight from Sir David.

“The students had clearly done their homework and asked some excellent questions about the role of the Bank of England and the challenges it faces.”