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    West Hatch High School celebrates students' success at Upper School Awards

    Certificates and trophies were presented at the Upper School Awards evening (Wednesday, September 14)  recognising success across all aspects of life at West Hatch High School.

    Dame Joan McVittie, a retired London Headteacher and past President of the Association of School and College Leaders - who was awarded a DBE in the 2013 New Year Honours List for Services to Education - was the special guest at the Chigwell school's celebration evening.

    West Hatch High School students past and present were in the audience to celebrate an excellent summer of GCSE and A-Level results alongside many other successes.
    Music was provided by the KS5 Band.

    West Hatch Headteacher Frances Howarth said: "'We were delighted to welcome Dame Joan McVittie to present our awards. She recognised  the tremendous effort and commitment that students had made to their studies in securing such excellent grades."

    Top performing students Phoebe Clements, Kali Dronsfield, Nilofer Sait and Ben Stephens won numerous awards with students across the Senior School and Sixth Form being recognised for their Service to the School, Outstanding Leadership, Creativity, Perseverance, Exceptional Progress and Fundraising.


    "Parents and staff are very proud of their achievements as they are now in a superb position to compete with the best in the next stages of their lives," added Mrs Howarth.


    In addition to subject prizes, a number of special awards were also presented.

    Recipients were:


    The CACHE Award - Sarah Gayler, Megan Spencer & Joy Tamfuri

    The Mandy Padda Award for Creativity - Freya Anderton 

    Outstanding Progress in GCSEs - Hassan Ali

    The Personal Achievement Award - Andrew Duncanson 
    The Phipson Award for Services to the School - Alex Dean and Ella Sabine.

    The Public Speaking Award - Ropa Gutu and Nilofer Sait

    The Rotary Club Business and Enterprise Award - Mohit Dole
    Services to the School Community and Outstanding Leadership Award - Gemma Curtiss and Sharaf Sheikha 
    The Special Commendation in Sport Award - Charlie George.
    The Susan Masters Award for All Round Academic Achievement for both boys and girls at KS4/5 - Phoebe Clements and Ben Stephens (KS4), Dylan Tak and Kali Dronsfield (KS5).

    The High Road school has run Annual Awards evening for many years for both the Upper and Lower School and is particularly pleased this year that excellent KS 5 results - both in A-Level and Vocational subjects - mean that all students have been able to move on to their chosen Higher Education, Higher Apprenticeship or employment pathways.