Gartree Community School held a night of celebration recently to recognise and congratulate a large number of students for their hard work and determination throughout the year.
It was an outstanding 12 months for the school, which was praised for its rate of progress by Ofsted.
Staff were delighted with an impressive set of GCSE results.
The school hall was at capacity for the celebrations - full of proud parents and families as well as nervous students waiting patiently for their awards.
Interim headteacher Paul Macleod started the evening with a traditional speech that emphasised his pride in such a busy school and described in detail the range of activities that Gartree coordinates to ensure students become ‘well rounded people’ and responsible members of society.
Musical interludes were provided by Mr Wilkinson and his band of musicians and singers.
The Reverend Mary Vicars inspired the large audience with stories of her involvement with the Olympic Games in Seoul and London.
Her message to students was ‘faster, stronger, higher’ -the motto of the Olympic movement.
Many people at the celebrations believe the school has already utilised that motto to create an excellent educational establishment.
The school serves Tattershall, Conningsby and surrounding villages.
It is still planned for Gartree to became an Academy - even though an initial project failed to materialise.