Goodbye Year 11!

Published 8 May 2024

It’s that time of the year again! Year 11 Graduation took place on Friday 3 May and we were able to give our Year 11 students a moment of reflection and celebration before the start of their GCSE exams.

After spending some time on the all-important shirt signing, students took their places in the school hall to listen to some final words from Headteacher, Dr Fitter. ‘Tutee of the Tutor Group’ Awards were then handed out by our Year 11 Tutors, who have been a part of our students’ journeys since they arrived at school as new Year 7s in 2019. There was much laughter and a chance to reminisce as the last five years where captured in a fantastic photo slideshow and then students were set one last school test with a ‘guess the baby’ quiz (hint: they were all staff)! Finally, Mr Bandy, Assistant Headteacher: KS4, concluded the graduation with some special ‘KS4 Awards’, which amongst others included ‘Time to get a Watch’ Award, ‘Most Likely to be Prime Minister’ Award and ‘Most Likely to win an Oscar’ Award! After wishing all students the best of luck in their exams, everyone then headed for a celebration picnic.

We hope our Year 11s enjoyed the occasion and their gift bags. We echo Mr Bandy in wishing them all the best in their exams and thank them for all they have contributed to school life and the St Bart’s community. We look forward to welcoming many of them back to Sixth Form on September, and for those who move on to new adventures, we wish them the best of success in their new endeavours.