On Tuesday 15th December The Sir John Colfox Academy held its Senior prize giving, a celebration of student achievement. The awards were awarded to students in years 11 to 13. This year we felt it even more important that we celebrate the successes of our students as they have had a really difficult year with the pandemic hitting them hard.
The ceremony took place during the school day with students from each year group bubble receiving their awards in a COVID secure manner. Unfortunately we could not invite parents in this year or our students who left to go to university last year but awards were posted to those that could not attend.
Student achievement is celebrated in individual subjects as well as some special awards for individual achievement including; the Headteacher’s award for progress awarded to Abigail Rees, award for best overall performance at GCSE by a boy was awarded to Walter Tait and for best overall performance at GCSE by a girl to Hannah Erasmus. Award for contribution to the school and community went to Eddie Rose in Year 10, Hannah Erasmus in Year 11 and Rosie Howell in the Sixth Form. The Sir John Colfox award for excellence for best overall performance by a boy at A level was awarded to Archie Dunbar and for best overall performance by a girl to Chloe Robinson. The Governor’s award for progress in the 6th form was awarded to Maddie Gerrard.
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 overall progress made by students. This has been a difficult and challenging year for all of the school community. It is even more important this year that we celebrate student successes, even though we have had to do it in a different way” he went on to say “I would like to thank all the students, parents carers and staff for everything they have achieved this year in spite of the pandemic everyone deserves an award this year for sheer determination and grit”.