Sir Richard Branson the inspiration for new learning centre

It has been revealed that Priory Community School is building a £1.4M Sir Richard Branson Centre to inspire thousands of students to achieve their dreams.

The Academy Trust has officially named their support-to-learn centre after the self-made tycoon because of his incredible business successes despite having dyslexia and poor academic performance as a child.

Other people mentioned on Priory’s ‘list of inspirational figures’ include Sir Winston Churchill, who had a speech impediment, Einstein, who had learning difficulties, and Joss Stone who had dyslexia.

Priory Community School has become one of the best schools in the nation and its free school meals students are also achieving UK-record-breaking results. It is also now an independent Academy Trust after coming away from Local Education Authority control.

Principal Neville Coles said: “Sir Richard Branson is one of Britain’s biggest success figures of the last 50 years, and living proof that children can overcome difficulties to achieve outstanding success in life.

“We want all our students to dare to dream big, and to believe that all things are possible.”

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