“You’re all top of the class” says Banovallum headteacher

Some of the prizewinners from Banovallum School
Some of the prizewinners from Banovallum School

Headteacher Nicki Shore has paid tribute to everyone who contributed to an outstanding year for Banovallum School.

Ms Shore was speaking at the school’s annual presentation evening last Thursday.

She described Banovallum as a “fantastic community school” and congratulated all prize winners, saying there were a credit to their parents, families and the school.

Ms Shore mentioned a number of notable achievements including three pupils - Ellen Dean, Ben Erentraut and Kira Jarvis - who were nominated for Lincolnshire Education Awards.

She said Elllen (head girl) was the first pupil from the school to take an AS level in creative writing.

Ben was nominated for his contribution to science and Kira for her efforts in raising more than £4,000 for a cancer charity - a story which was featured on the front page of the News.

Ms Shore also mentioned student Jade Petrie’s on-going and brave fight against lymphoblastic leukaemia.

In her speech, Ms Shore said: “I am humbled every day by the creative abilities of Banovallum students and while our emphasis on securing the best academic outcomes drives all that we do, we maintain a determined focus on developing the passions and talents that define them.

“Classroom learning and achievement is our core business and we have embraced wholeheartedly the increased emphasis on maths and English.”

She highlighted the success of the school’s musical productions and a series of sporting, educational and charitable achievements.

Ms Shore thanked ‘fantastic staff’ for their efforts.

The guest speaker at the presentation evening was Colin Low, chairman of Horncastle Town Football club