Lord Norton visits students at Skegness Grammar School

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Sixth Form students at Skegness Grammar School, part of the David Ross Education Trust, were delighted to welcome Lord Philip Norton into the school on Friday.

During his visit, Lord Norton spoke to Year 12 students about the House of Lords and the role it plays in contemporary politics, as well as a range of political issues we face as a contemporary society.

Following Lord Norton’s visit, Henry Houlden, a student at Skegness Grammar School, said: “The presentation from Lord Norton of Louth provided an informative and insightful look into the life of a Lord, he provided an in-depth description of how the House of Lords is run and the importance of it in the British political system.

“Lord Norton’s sense of humour put us all at ease and he encouraged us to ask him a wide range of questions.”

Jake Wattam, a student at Skegness Grammar School, said: “During Friday’s speech, we were able to find out about how the House of Lords functions.

“My peers and I were able to ask questions that were relevant for our age group and hear an intellectual view on the matter from someone who can alter the way certain decisions are made. It really helped us to think about our own opinions on a number of topics we are interested in.”

Tom Wardell, Head of Sixth Form at Skegness Grammar School, said: “This was an exciting opportunity for our students to learn more about the world in which they live, and it has allowed them access to information about democracy and citizenship, above and beyond their A level studies.”

Heather Scott, Principal at Skegness Grammar School, said: “It has been an enormous privilege for our students to be able to meet Lord Norton in person and to hear for themselves about the work of the House of Lords.”


Skegness Grammar School, part of the David Ross Education Trust, aims to provide every student with a world-class education by focusing on delivering high standards of attainment and achievement, whilst raising confidence and self-esteem amongst individuals.

Being part of an educational community, sharing ideas and a love of learning is such an important part of a child’s education. Offering a rich and exciting learning environment that inspires students to become their confident, academic best is vital to this.

The David Ross Education Trust’s ‘Monday’s Debates’ initiative, which runs across every primary and secondary school, encourages students to develop their knowledge of current affairs as part of debates that take place every week. With topics ranging from human rights and peace to the use of technology in our daily lives, students are encouraged to share their views and argue their case with rigour and confidence as part of this pioneering initiative.

If you would like to find out more about life at Skegness Grammar School, please contact 01754 610 000 or email enquiries@skegnessgrammar.co.uk