Prizegiving at Spalding High School

Prize winners at Spalding High School. Photo: SG171210-59MD
Prize winners at Spalding High School. Photo: SG171210-59MD

Students celebrated another successful year at their annual awards event.

Award-winning inventor Emily Cummins was the guest speaker for Spalding High School’s senior prizegiving, when achievements by the school’s year 11 and sixth form students were marked.

Speaking after the event, headteacher Tim Clark said the school had seen another successful year, including the best GCSE results ever.

He said: “One student, Caroline Dormer, got an A* in all of her subjects and we had 17 girls who achieved As or A*s in every subject.”

Last January was the 90th anniversary of the school opening and Mr Clark read out some of the school prospectus from that year, saying how the school aimed to prepare students for life in the home.

He added: “There were 150 pupils in the school back then and now we have 150 in each year group, with a total of 990 on roll.

“The headteacher’s salary back then was £400 a year – that’s not changed much!”

Mr Clark also paid tribute to members of staff who have left the school for various reasons over the past year, including husband and wife team David and Jane Baldwin, Jenny Morton, Jan Stevens, Mel Wilkins, Jo Smalley and Bob Weston. He also mentioned former headteacher Margaret McClure, who died in September last year and had been responsible for many developments at the school.

Entertainment during the afternoon was provided by the school orchestra, which performed three pieces, Holly Whitaker who did a piano solo and Emily Murray, who sang The Christmas Song.

A vote of thanks was given by headgirl Rebecca Fry.