Rt. Hon Damian Hinds served as Secretary of State for Education from 8 January 2018 to 24 July 2019. He was elected Conservative MP for East Hampshire in May 2010. Avanti House Secondary school, located in Stanmore moved into its permanent building after years of temporary accommodation. The school was fortunate to have the Rt. Hon Damian Hinds open the school along with MP Bob Blackman and the Mayor of Harrow.

The Secretary of State had a tour of the brand new school, and commented that the dining hall was one of the most wonderful and striking he had seen amongst all his school visits!