Students returned to Samuel Ward Academy to receive recognition of their hard work at the school.
Learners who graduated last summer were at the school’s 14th Awards Evening, which recognised the effort and personal sacrifice that some students have had to make for their success, the support of parents and carers and the guidance of staff.
The guest speaker at the evening was Chris Dale, senior advisor with the learning improvement service and there were two musical interludes.
The school’s Chamber Choir sang Can you Hear Me, accompanied by sign language before student Jess Dixon sang River and the school band performed Superbass.
Samuel Ward Academy has had one of its most successful years ever.
It achieved outstanding examination results, established the Samuel Ward Trust and witnessed the opening of the Churchill Special Free School.
The school has also received visits from some key national figures, including the chief executive of the National College for Teaching and Leadership.