Former Pupils Return to School to Celebrate Successes

Gillotts School celebrated the achievements of former Year 11 GCSE students last Thursday with a Presentation Evening.

Students and their parents were welcomed back to the school by Catharine Darnton, Headteacher.

Staff were asked to nominate 3 students in each of two categories to receive a certificate – firstly for the excellence of results within their subject area and secondly for recognising the personal effort of other students whose results had surpassed expectations.

The guest speaker this year was Tristan Arnison, Assistant Principal of The Henley College, who gave an entertaining speech describing the colourful life of Diogenes, the first “cosmopolitan” or “citizen of the world” and the origins of the school’s motto “non nobis solum” (not for ourselves alone).

Student, Ben Price was presented with the overall Outstanding Achievement award for achieving the highest grade in every GCSE exam and the overall Contribution to the School award went to Aaron Billurcu for his unquestionable commitment to the Music Departement for being in every concert, ensemble and show.

Following the presentation of certificates, a vote of thanks was given by David Gorsuch, the Chair of Governors.

A full list of the winners can be downloaded here.