Students return to North Walsham High School for special evening

The speakers at the NWHS Prizegiving, Sgt Chris Lee (centre left) and Emily Jupp (centre right), wit

The speakers at the NWHS Prizegiving, Sgt Chris Lee (centre left) and Emily Jupp (centre right), with NWHS deputy head Farrah Ghafoor and headteacher Neil Powell. Picture: Andy Newman - Credit: Archant

Successful GCSE students returned to North Walsham High School (NWHS) for a special awards evening.

Last year's Year 11 students, watched by parents, families and friends, received their GCSE certificates after delivering a 15pc improvement in the key pass rate in English and maths compared with the previous year's cohort.

Twenty-eight prizes were also awarded for excellence and outstanding progress in individual subjects.

Joint winners of the Headteacher Award for Academic Excellence were Mariusz Lizinski and Clara Lynch, while the Deputy Headteacher Award for Most Improved Student went to Meredith Bonham. The Chair of Governors award for Greatest Contribution to NWHS Ethos and Values was awarded to Summer Waugh.

Chris Lee, a former NWHS student, who now serves in the 7th Squadron of the RAF, which supports special forces, was guest speaker alongside Emily Jupp, creator of the famous Milly J Shoes brand, and a student mentor at the school.

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