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'An exceptional year' at Leehurst
AN exceptional year for sport was how the headteacher of Leehurst Swan School described the last 12 months at the school’s annual [prize-giving.
Roger Leake said teams had been involved in a record number of matches, and highlighted the school’s achievement of Kitemark bronze status the Sainsbury’s School Games award scheme.
He also said exam results had been excellent, with 94 per cent of pupils gaining five or more A* to C GCSE grades.
He said the year’s Bright Sparks exhibition had been a triumph as was the art trail, and the school had also entered its highest number of pupils for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme, with 13 achieving the standard.
The school, in Campbell Road, celebrates its centenary on its current site in 2014 and the centenary gardens were almost finished.
And a new 12-classroom building should be completed by the end of June, bringing the whole preparatory school together in one building.
Prizes were awarded by Chris Crutchley, director of operations at QinetiQ.
Henry Wilson – Victor Ludorum.
Lewis Commons – Kent prize, achievement in the face of adversity.
Chloe Brewer - prize for motivation and achievement.
Henry Slesser - GCSE Achievement prize
• Last week Leehurst received a visit from poet James Carter. C
hildren from pre-school to Year 6 experienced a hands-on performance of his energetic work.
School registrar Beverley Smith said: “It was wonderful to see the school buzzing about the English language in such an enthusiastic manner.”
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