On Thursday 19th December The Sir John Colfox Academy held its Senior prize giving. This celebrates student achievement and saw many students return from university to pick up an award for their A levels results. There were also awards for those students currently in years 11 to 13.
This evening celebrated students achievements in individual subjects as well as some special awards for individual achievements including Headteacher’s award for progress awarded to Leia Benneyworth, The Sir John Colfox award for excellence for best overall performance by a boy awarded jointly to Thaisen Chant and Brian Robertshaw and for a Girl to Dahlia Twigger. Governors’ award for progress in the Sixth Form awarded to Benjamin Cantrell and award for contribution to the school and community awarded to Esther Stone.
Headteacher Mr Adam Shelley said “We have such a lot to celebrate at Colfox with some fantastic A level and GCSE results last year and looking at the mock exam results we are in for another outstanding set this year. A school is more than just the results it is about working together for success and many students here have contributed in other ways to the schools success whether that be in volunteering, involved in the Rights Respecting Schools work or indeed just getting involved in the huge array of clubs on offer here”.
As well as the student success there was also a special award presented to Mr Martin Stones who has been a Governor for 19 years including 8 as chair, Martin will still be part of the school as a member of the Minerva Learning Trust Board.
The school would like to thank all its sponsors for generously donating to the awards:
Stags Estate Agents, Yeovil College, Groves Nurseries, Mrs Jane Dibdin, Carpet World, Creeds Design and Print, Symondsbury Estates, A J Wakely & Son, C G Fry & Son Ltd, Palmers Brewery and Peter George Electrical Contractor