Former head girl inspires students at prizegiving

Florence Sherry, Catherine Potts, Amy Bennett and Freya Hide - Year 10 form winners.
Florence Sherry, Catherine Potts, Amy Bennett and Freya Hide - Year 10 form winners.

Kesteven and Sleaford High School held its annual senior prizegiving at the end of last term to recognise and reward students for their achievements.

Excellent results at GCSE and A-level, public service, sporting success and contribution to the school were all recognised on the evening which saw governors, staff, parents and local dignitaries gather at the Jermyn Street 

A speech was given by guest of honour Nicole Newbury who as well as being a previous head girl of the school is now the head of HM Revenue and Customs Tax 

She left the school in 1997 and regaled the audience with stories from her professional life, leaving prizewinning students with the message that the opportunities in life are there for the taking.

Craig Booker, headteacher, was delighted to celebrate the achievements of pupils which have kept the school in the top 170 nationally at A-level and the top seven schools in the East Midlands for pupil achievement.

He paid tribute to the expertise and hard work of staff at the school and the unwavering support of parents.

In total 60 prizes were awarded to upper school students from Year 10 to Year 13.

Many other students attended to collect their GCSE and A-level certificates.

Prizes for the best GCSE performances went to Kathryn Eccles, Charlotte Jones and Lucy Fleming.

Prizes for excellent AS-level performances went to Charlotte Martinelli, Molly McNae, Emily McRae, Natasha Adu, Tamarind Russell-Webster, Eloise Churchill and Rebecca Gough.

The prize for best AS-level performance went to Bianca Erwee.

The prizes for excellent A-level performance went to Leo Wight, Sophie Livsey and Ellie Spencer.

The prize for best A-level performance (the Burkitt Trophy for Achievement) went to Zoe Zbrzezniak and Victoria Hodgson.