Students’ achievements celebrated at awards evening

Shannon Peever, Daniel Keane, Brad Patefield and Jesmy Joseph before the junior awards evening at Brighouse High School
Shannon Peever, Daniel Keane, Brad Patefield and Jesmy Joseph before the junior awards evening at Brighouse High School

STUDENTS’ achievements were celebrated at the annual junior awards evening.

Trevor Bayliss was the guest speaker at the awards evening held at Brighouse High School last night.

Also in attendance was the Deputy Mayor of Calderdale, Coun Christine Beal and her husband Peter.

Head teacher Liz Cresswell said the key stage four records had not just been broken this year but smashed.

“We are proud to report that 94 per cent of year 11 pupils achieved five A*-C grades and 74 per cent achieved this benchmark figure including maths and English - this figure places us as the top comprehensive school in Calderdale, one of the best in the North of England.”

She said for the past four years Brighouse High has been recognised as one of the top performing sixth forms in terms of value they add to students and that they had recorded their best ever pass rate at 98 per cent.

She added: “This September our school has its largest ever roll with 1,420 students and its largest work force of 220.

“The key to our success is to encourage all of these people to work as a team, to instil values of mutual respect and co-operation and to have high expectations of all.

“A highlight of the Brighouse community calendar last year was the arrival of the Olympic torch in town. The motto of the torch relay was ‘moment to shine’.

“This is the turn of our year ten pupils to have their moment in the spotlight - to receive recognition for their hard work, excellent standards and exemplary attitudes.

“Young people often receive bad press but I have no doubt that this generation of teenagers are as good and probably better than the generations that have preceded them.

“I have no doubt that the students here thoroughly deserve their awards and that each one of them has a bright future ahead.”