After achieving a fine set of results this summer, our Year 11 leavers returned to school for an evening of celebration and to receive their coveted exam certificates. Friends, family and school staff applauded as each student took to the stage to receive his or her Record of Achievement presented by Headteacher Mrs Karen Canham, Deputy Headteacher Mr Aaron Reid and their Head of Year throughout their 5 years at with us, Mr Jon Hellyer.
As well as their GCSE and BTEC awards, nominated students were presented with Subject Awards and Special Awards for achievements and progress at school and for contributions they made to the school community and the life of the school. Jake Moll, who achieved a top class set of GCSE results and is now studying at Richard Huish Sixth Form College, was presented with the Headteacher’s Cup for overall outstanding examination performance and was also awarded the subject certificate for achievement in Mathematics.
This year two new awards were presented: for promising progress in creative writing and for outstanding talent at table tennis. The Basson family, whose son Josh left Haygrove in 2015, wanted to sponsor an award as a way of thanking the school for the support Josh received with his own creative writing whilst he was a student. The Table Tennis Award is provided by the Kelly family whose sons, Ted and Bertie, are both talented players and who wish to raise the profile of the sport amongst young people.
Mary Lockyer, who received the Subject Award for Music and the Dr Morgan’s Cup for her contribution to the life of the school, gave two piano performances and, to finish the evening ceremony, the Head Boy and Head Girl (Samantha Hughes and Callum Pope) gave a vote of thanks to all present.
“It is always an enormous pleasure to welcome our students and their families back to school. We do miss them, and I would like to think a little bit of them misses us too! They are all beginning a new journey now, and I, along with all our staff, want to wish them the luck and good fortune they all deserve,” said Mrs Canham.