I’m proud of you all, head tells her pupils

Some of the award winners at St Catherine's school award night
Some of the award winners at St Catherine's school award night

Parents and pupils enjoyed an awards night to remember at St Catherine’s Catholic High School, Halifax.

Almost 50 awards were handed on to pupils for a variety of academic and sporting achievements.

Each award was presented by the school’s special guest for the evening, Owen Williams, Chief Executive of Calderdale Council.

The school was celebrating the best set of exams results ever.

Head teacher Patricia Sheard said the pupils had earned their awards.

“All the young people who came forward to receive awards and certificates deserve the highest praise and recognition for their achievements,” she said.

“They should be extremely proud of themselves.

“I am most certainly proud of each and every one of them and the efforts they have made.”

Last year the school recorded that 97 per cent of pupils recorded five A*-C grades – up 43 per cent on the previous year.

“The main reason for improvements is because teaching is improving, with the majority of lessons now being good or better,” said Mrs Sheard.

“We all know that good results don’t come easy.

“They are a combination of hard work, effort and dedicated commitment.

“Students feel a wide range of emotions as they make their way through an exam year with its demands and pressures.”

Special mention was made to Lauren Greehy – who won the award for best GCSE results – and Zoe Patchet, Sean Ling and Brogan Smith, who between them managed 21 A* and A grades.