After an opening address from Mr Stephen Beck, Chair of Governors, Headteacher Mrs Bernie Boyle gave her overview of 2017-18, one of the most successful academic years in the school’s history, with outstanding results at both A level and GCSE, as well as a host of academic and extra-curricular activities which have helped to place the school as the leading state secondary school in the London Borough of Lambeth (The Times League Tables, 2018).
This year’s prizes were distributed by Dr Simon Hughes, currently Director of Education in the Diocese of Southwark. Dr Hughes has a particular interest in education in South London as he hails from Croydon and was also educated locally. Top prizes this year, the Headteacher’s shields, were awarded to Emily Warnham (Key Stage 4), who is now in the sixth form at Bishop Thomas Grant School, and Sean Cobb (Key Stage5, featured elsewhere in this newsletter), who is studying for a degree in Geography at Magdalene College, Oxford.
As is traditional, the evening was accompanied by performances from the school’s music department, most notably The Chapel Choir, the string ensemble, and a solo performance by Tamra Chan on her violin of the Introduction and Polonaise by Carl Bohm
The annual prize-giving evening at Bishop Thomas Grant School is always a grand occasion with the school at its very best, ready to celebrate another year’s success. The 2018 event, held in the newly-refurbished Main Hall, was no exception as this year’s prize winners took to the stage to receive their prizes and the applause of parents, friends, teachers and governors.