Queen to open Holyport College today

Queen to open Holyport College today

Simon Meechan

The Queen, Duke of Edinburgh and Sir Nicholas Winton are set to officially open Holyport College today.

The £15m Ascot Road free school first opened up in September but it has arranged for Her Majesty, the Duke of Edinburgh and war hero Sir Nicholas to fully unveil the Eton College-sponsored school.

Mr Winton, who lives in Maidenhead, saved 669 mostly Jewish children from Nazi occupied Czechoslovakia just before the outbreak of the Second World War.

Headteacher Walter Boyle explained that the Queen will take in lessons, view the boarding accommodation and take in a gymnastics display.

He said: "They're practising hard but they are all doing it behind closed doors. I asked for a  preview and they said 'no sir it's for the Queen not for you!"

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