Year 11s’ ‘official’ last day

Posted by on May 17, 2016 in News | No Comments


Year 11s’ ‘official’ last day is a rite of passage anticipated with a range of emotions by students and staff alike at community school. The 12th May marked the end of Year 11s’ time at the school (apart from exams and an extensive revision programme!) and students were sent off in a way they would remember for years to come.

The last day for Year 11s at isn’t like an ordinary leavers’ day. All members of Year 11 come in fancy dress, and instead of the usual sadness that accompanies a last day, there is a party atmosphere.

With outfits ranging from zombies and superheroes to Donald Trump and cheerleaders, students in fancy dress were treated to a buffet lunch in the gym, with students choosing the accompanying music.

Each student received an autograph book to record good luck wishes, and many spent the day getting friends and teachers to sign.

After lunch, a farewell assembly was held, with awards handed out by each of the year’s tutors and a number of musical performances. Shannon Paris, Aeryn Sedgwick, and the duos of Hollie Kiely and Catherine Williams and Lucy Kevern and Tiegan Aire, performed in front of their peers, bringing many to tears. All of the performers were surrounded by friends after they had finished, and there were a number of standing ovations.

Following the performances, Headteacher, Mrs Bryce, commended the class of 2016, praising all they had accomplished at the school and wishing them the best for the summer and their futures beyond it.

Although a day of farewells, the year group will be coming together again for their prom which will be held at Boringdon Park Golf Club on the 1st July, and many will also be returning to study for A Levels in the 6th Form with Induction Days taking place at the end of June.