FORMER pupils of Haygrove School in Bridgwater were recently welcomed back to celebrate their 'excellent' GCSE results from the past academic year.

Now graduated Year 11s returned to the school for GCSE Awards Evening to celebrate what Haygrove described as 'landmark success' in their GCSE exams.

Haygrove School secured the top GCSE results in Somerset for students receiving a Grade 4 and above and also a Grade 5 and above in both English and Maths.

Aaron Reid, Headteacher of Haygrove School, said: “This is a very special group of young people who showed a real determination to succeed.

"The Awards Evening had such a fantastic turnout and was a real celebration. Whilst academic results are an important building block for our students’ futures, I am also proud of the people they have become.

"We place a big significance on character development and learning to use these values in everyday life.

"I truly believe this cohort of students have so much to offer our Bridgwater community and they will continue to contribute positively wherever their futures take them."

Special awards were given to outstanding students in the following categories:

  • Academic Performance Award – Amelie Hood and Theoni Kane
  • Contribution to School Life Award – Evie Cadmore
  • Outstanding Effort Award – Lilly Niblett and Emily Bunney
  • Resilience in Learning Award – Sienna Bragg
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award – Rhys Bennett
  • Contribution to Sport Award – Charley Woodman
  • Creativity Award – Matilda Griffiths

Leanne Mills, Deputy Head, said: “These students worked really hard and deserve recognition and celebration.

"They were so dedicated to their studies and their committed attendance to additional revision sessions before and after school really paid off and made a big difference for them.

"A huge thank you must go to their Head of Year Mrs Hardman, our teachers and staff who supported our students so well.

"It was a wonderful awards evening – we love welcoming former students back to school and keeping in touch with how they are getting on.”

Chrysta Garnett, CEO of the Quantock Education Trust, added: “These fantastic results are the culmination of hard work, determination and excellent teachers delivering a well-designed curriculum.

"Our students and staff are the heart of Haygrove and I am especially proud during times of celebrations like this to reflect on everyone’s achievements.

"Congratulations to all our former Year 11s and best of luck with your next adventures.”