2nd July 2015
The Chairman of Governors, Tony Barrett, reflected on more government spending cuts as he set-out the challenges facing the school and governing body at this year’s Speech Day held in the Sports Hall on Tuesday 30th June.
In particular, cuts in post-16 provision was seen as a real threat to the quality of education and the school’s ability to maintain a broad curriculum. The success in finally achieving part-funding towards our proposed 6th Form Centre being a welcome success in such a climate.
The theme of reduced funding was continued by Headmaster Graham Hamilton, who went onto outline the school’s ever-impressive academic achievements and the quite extraordinary success of some of its sports teams, most notably the Rugby 1st XV who are Yorkshire champions, its unbeaten cricket XI, and success of its cross-country runners. He told, with some amusement, of the Mock-General Election held throughout the school, impressively organised by pupils, with a victory for the Green Party.
Prizes were presented by Mr Les Jones, a former Headteacher and STEM subjects promoter, who spoke about his time setting up new schools, and of some of the advancements being made in STEM subjects.