Holbrook: Awards boost for Holbrook High as it battles out of special measures

A high school celebrated its achievement as it heads towards moving out of special measures.

Holbrook High School, placed in special measures by Ofsted in April, welcomed back last year’s Year 11 students for a morale-boosting awards evening.

Certificates were handed to all students followed by subject and achievement awards for pupils who had excelled during their time at Holbrook.

“It is important that we celebrate and recognise successes as we move out of special measures,” said Nicola Shelley, Head of School.

Earlier this year Ofsted inspectors found the school was “inadequate” in every category assessed, expressing concern about exam results, the quality of the teaching, discipline, and the quality of leadership.

Interim headteacher Martyn Berry said: “Most of Year 11 joined us for what was a very enjoyable evening.

“We had time to chat afterwards with a light buffet in the community room.”

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Ian Bramhill of Ingleton Wood, which sponsored the award for graphics that went to Samantha Whitby, believed the event was important in recognising individual successes.

The student of the year award was presented to Tristan Molton, who gained three A* and seven A grades.

The evening was supported by local parish councils and businesses.

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