Pupils receive top awards

Crossley Heath School, Halifax head teacher Wendy Moffat with prize winning students.
Crossley Heath School, Halifax head teacher Wendy Moffat with prize winning students.

Past and presents students at Crossley Heath School gathered at an awards evening to celebrate the exam achievements from the summer.

Head teacher Wendy Moffat praised students and teachers for their hard work over the exam year and welcomed success across the board.

The school celebrated “stunning” achievements with 100 per cent of Year 11 students receiving at least five A*- C grades for the third year running, while many Year 13 students achieved A grades during the exams.

In her head teacher’s address on the night, Mrs Moffat said: “It’s at times like this that you realise you are not the head of just any old school, but a really special one.

“There were some stunning individual performances and we are delighted that all the hard work paid off.

“It is a good moment to pause and reflect upon the factors in such an achievement.

“I want to acknowledge the incredible hard work and efforts the teachers put in to ensure they have the knowledge and understanding to achieve good exam results.”

During the ceremony, Mrs Moffat said it had been “a difficult week for the Crossley Heath family”.

She asked everyone to pause and pay tribute to 16-year-old Milena Gagic - a Crossley Heath sixth form student who died last Saturday.