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Rishwoth School's Annual Prize Giving at Halifax Minster
Rishwoth School's Annual Prize Giving at Halifax Minster

Staff and students at Rishworth School celebrated outstanding performances over the past twelve months at its annual prize giving ceremony at Halifax Minster.

Headmaster Alistair Gloag and guest speaker Harry Gration from BBC Look North reflected on the excellent grades achieved by the students in the past academic year.

In his speech Mr Gloag said he was very proud of the students’ performance, which saw the school achieve a 100 per cent pass rate at A-level.

This year’s GCSEs have been equally impressive as pupils recorded Rishworth’s best ever percentage of A*-C grades, with notable 100 per cent A*-C grades in art, maths, further maths, music, Spanish, further additional science, and a record number have returned to take their students returned to the school’s sixth form to study for their A-levels.

Mr Gloag said: “The students have done very well indeed and we are very proud of them.

“The application of the students who took their examinations this summer was fantastic.

“So I am really very pleased to report that the pupils and the teachers at Rishworth deserve fulsome praise for some wonderful academic achievements.”

Mr Gloag also talked about some events that took place in the school year such as the Tour De France coming through Yorkshire and The London Research Project, which gave the students motivation in their studies.

He hopes to see similar results in the next year to come.