Presentation Evening, held this year on 9 January, is one of the highlights of the school year. As last year’s GCSE and A level students were presented with their certificates, and subject prizes given out for the last academic year, it was wonderful to see how great were the progress and achievement of so many young people!
This year’s event saw prizes given out by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon, a former Leader of the House of Lords, cabinet minister and Privy Councillor, and now Principal of Somerville College, Oxford. Her very well received and inspiring speech reminded students of their potential to make the world a better and fairer place in the years to come, and reassured them that – however much they might face challenges – they were able to overcome them.
Congratulations to all those with prizes and certificates, and special mention to Houseefa Zaffar (now in Year 12), winner of the prize for the best GCSE score, and to Eleanor Floyd (now studying History at Exeter University), for the best A Levels.