Ripley students have been awarded accolades at a celebration evening

Welcome to Ripley Academy.
Welcome to Ripley Academy.

Awards have been handed out to more than 100 students at a celebration of achievement evening held at The Ripley Academy.

Students from Year 7 to 13, staff, parents and carers attended the event which saw honours for academic achievement, service to school and the community handed out, Year 7 students who have made an excellent start were also recognised.

Among the special awards were the principal’s commendation which went to Katie Crowther. The prize for highest A2 level results was given to Dominic Currins, and the prize for highest AS Level results was awarded to Chloe Mitchell and Bradley Flinn.

Principal Carey Ayres welcomed everyone to the event. She said: “It is my pleasure to welcome you here and thank you for giving up your time to celebrate with your children all of their achievements.”

Margaret Powis, chairman of governors, told the audience how proud she was to be involved with The Ripley Academy.

She said: “For three years now I have been chair of governors at this school and I’m incredibly proud to be involved as I get to witness at first-hand the many successes made by our students and staff.

“I’m always impressed by the school, the children work extremely hard and are proving themselves to be successful and indeed resourceful.

“To parents I would like to say I know how much effort goes into supporting your children, getting them to school and being a shoulder to lean on.”