Oldbury Wells School

Celebrating Achievers at Awards Ceremony


10 January 2017


We held our annual Awards Ceremony on Thursday 5th January to recognise and celebrate the outstanding success, dedication and hard work of our talented students.

Prizes were awarded in all subject areas for both achievement and progress in Year 11 and Year 13 with overall prizes as follows:

Best GCSE Results 2016 – Jack French, Emily King and Rachael Seymour

Best GCSE Progress 2016 – Joel Bridgwater, Alisha Osler and Ellie Sankey

Year 11 Year Tutor Prize 2016 – Jack Hainsworth

Best A Level Results 2016 – Cameron Macleod, Olivia Owen and Isabel Simpson

Best A Level Progress 2016 – Samuel Webberley and Zoe Williamson.

Year 13 Year Tutor Prize 2016 – Faye Davies

The Aidan Brookes prize for Science – Ethan Hooper

The Headteacher’s Prize – Olivia Owen

The Governors’ Prize – Chloe Eyke

In her opening address, Chair of Governors, Mrs Mondon, spoke of the hard work and determination it can take to reach goals whilst Deputy Headteacher, Mr Mark, reflected on some of the memorable moments the Year 11 group had provided. The year group produced the most excellent set of results for themselves and the school, putting Oldbury Wells a superb second in the Shropshire GCSE league tables for students making the most progress.

Miss Warner, Head of Sixth Form gave an anecdotal talk about many of the amusing incidents which took place over the year with the upper 6th students. She said, “I’m extremely proud of your personal achievements and delighted to see so many of you back from university despite being in the middle of exams!”

We had a special guest speaker for the evening – paralympic champion, Danielle Brown MBE, who took the audience on a journey describing her own successes, goals, ambitions, personal setbacks and ultimate achievements.

Danielle is the GB Paralympic double gold medallist and three time world champion in archery. In her speech she explained how she had to completely reshape and rethink her life, and of course her sporting ambitions, when faced with the knowledge of her disability. It was at this point in her life that she decided her disability was not going to beat her and she began to look for a sport suitable for her needs.

Danielle’s speech was very uplifting and an excellent message to students about overcoming difficulties in order to achieve goals.

Mrs Bridgwater, one of the parents who attended the ceremony said, “It was a lovely evening with a great atmosphere. I’m a really proud parent.”

Special thanks were given to Jade Cotham who sang a captivating solo of King by Years and Years.  

Katie Love, Faye Davies and Danielle Acocks with their prizes and Miss Warner, Head of Sixth Form.

To view a slideshow of photos of the Awards Evening, please click here.




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