GCSE Awards Evening

November 2019

Ex-pupils returned to celebrate their GCSE results at the annual GCSE Awards Evening. The evening saw nearly all the previous Year 11 pupils return to Cirencester Kingshill School for a memorable evening of celebration. 

The evening began with a speech from Miss Christine Oates, Headteacher who praised the ex-pupils describing them as a very bright year group who had worked exceptionally hard. 

There were also emotional speeches from Mrs Abi Biggs, the ex-pupils’ Head of Year and Mr Jeremy Morland, Head of Key Stage 4 which brought laughter to the event and was also a moving reminder of how far they’d all come. 

Mr Iwan Lewis, Artistic Director of The Barn Theatre Cirencester was the guest speaker for the evening. Mr Lewis gave an inspirational speech to the pupils and reflected on his years as a professional actor. Five years ago he moved to Cirencester and, keen to share his passion for theatre, opened the Barn Academy and more recently the Barn Theatre. The Barn Academy was set up to provide arts training for 4 – 18 year olds. 

Mr Lewis presented a number of special awards. Sol Harragan won the Ellett Memorial Prize for highest overall attainment and Molly Chin won the Frank Miles Memorial Prize for the highest achieving pupil in Science. Stella Stephens won the Dave Kerr-Rettie Memorial Prize for best pastoral contribution in Year 11. Peter Tipping won the St James’s Place Prize for most academic progress whilst at school. Amelia Calvert won the Original Cirencester Grammar School Memorial Trust Prize for academic excellence. 

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Mrs Biggs, Head of Year said “I am very proud of all the students in the year group, it has been a pleasure to be their Head of Year for the whole 5 years and support them through the school. They have worked hard and have been rewarded with an excellent set of GCSE grades. I wish them all the best for the future whichever path they may choose.” 

Miss Oates, Headteacher said “It was lovely to see so many of the pupils return to Kingshill School for a very special evening. I wish them well in their futures and looking forward to hearing their success stories in the years to come.