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Sixth Form Celebration of Achievement Evening at St Mary’s, Menston

10th January 2018

Sixth Form Celebration of Achievement Evening at St Mary’s, Menston Sixth Form Celebration of Achievement Evening at St Mary’s, Menston Sixth Form Celebration of Achievement Evening at St Mary’s, Menston Sixth Form Celebration of Achievement Evening at St Mary’s, Menston

St Mary’s School, Menston has welcomed last year’s Year 13 students, their families, staff and Governors to the Sixth Form Celebration of Achievement Evening.  The A level results obtained in the summer enabled no fewer than 73% of the students to go to University to embark on their chosen degree courses, with most of these gaining places at their first choice university.


Guest speaker was Mr Duncan Wood, co-presenter of the award winning evening news show Calendar for ITV Yorkshire.


On the evening, students returned to receive not only their A level certificates but also special individual subject and community awards. 


Individual prize winners were:

Art                                           Megan Lebrunn

Biology                                    Naomi Shakespeare-Rees

Chemisty                                 Joanna Ciesluk

Computing                              Benjamin Tinson

Economics                              Luke Cryer

English Language                   Eden Moss

English Literature                    Joseph Smith

English Dual                            Daniel Woffenden

French                                     Edoardo Demurtas

General Studies                      Sebastian McCormack

German                                   Molly Steele

Government & Politics            Robert Thompson

Health and Social                    Ella Humphreys         

History                                     Evie Adams

Mathematics                           Sarah-Louis Whittle

Further Maths                         Hannah Brady

Music                                      Francis Jezzard

PE                                           Stanley Fleming

Physics                                   Matthew Overton

Product Design                       Cameron Watson

BTEC Sports Studies              Lucie Collins

Psychology                             Lucy Campbell

Textiles                                    Savannah Neville and Elizabeth Billington

Theatre Studies                       Sophie Coulson

Theology                                 Josie Clarke





Special prizes were also awarded:


Highest Points Score at A level

Matthew Overton

Highest Average Points Score at A level

Molly Steele

Greatest Progress from KS4 to A level

The Kevin Leaver Memorial Geography Prize

Ryan Smith & Caitlin Burnham

Winona Whitehead

Mo’s Prize

Olivia Dalby

Stephen Botterill Award for Excellence in Physics of Forces

and Motion

Matthew Farmer

Aireborough Rotary Service Above Self Award

Ella Humphreys

Otley Lions Achievement Awards

Otley Lions Achievement Awards


Governors’ Award





The Bambisanani and Diana Awards
















The Sbonelo Magwaza Award


Robert Thompson

Caitlin Riley


Amelia Walsh

Oliver Armitage

Rebecca Hyde

Joseph Smith


Oliver Armitage

Amelia Walsh

Ryan Smith

Benjamin Hings

Christopher Ginty

Aidan Conlon

Sean Moorby

Megan Lupton

Amy Collins

Sophia Lenik

Leah Delahay

Jayda Etienne

Elizabeth Westhead

Joanna Ciesluk



Amelia Walsh

Eric Dawson Award for ‘The Distance Travelled’

Alice Clayton



Music on the evening was provided by Kathryn Bradley, Sylvia Cullen and Caragh Casserly.


Headteacher Darren Beardsley said:  “As a school, we were delighted to welcome back so many students to celebrate the significant academic success achieved in the summer.  The evening also gave the opportunity to recognise the other achievements of the students and the contribution that they make to the wider community, locally, nationally and internationally.  Thank you to Duncan Wood for joining us for the evening, with his address having a clear message that the students will be able to take with them for the future.  We wish them every success.”