Smithdon pupils at the prize-giving ceremony with headteacher Paul Marsh. Picture: Supplied.
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Pupils past and present at Smithdon High School had their achievements celebrated in its annual celebration of achievement and prize-giving ceremony.

The Hunstanton school hosted the evening to celebrate the successes of students throughout the year in exam results, general attainment or progress.

Headteacher Paul Marsh spoke about the strength of the sixth-form, whose pupils had achieved a 94 per cent A Level pass rate and candidates had topped 600 points average for the second year running.

The previous term’s Year 11 students were also congratulated by Mr Marsh.

The GCSE results achieved at the school for both maths and English were above last year’s national averages, with 74 per cent of pupils gaining an A* to C grade in English, he said.

The evening also saw a range of individual awards presented for attainment and progress.

The Queen’s Prize for the best A Level results this year went to Ruairidh Hardy, who was unable to attend after starting university in Newcastle.

Chairman of the school governors, Huw Griffiths, congratulated the students.

He also mentioned other school achievements which included the Sutton Scholars and the Brilliant Scholars Club.

Mr Marsh said: “Prize-giving is the highlight of any academic year. There is nothing more gratifying than seeing young people achieve the success they deserve and move on to new and exciting challenges.”

He said it was a pleasure to celebrate the success of the students in front of parents, staff, governors and guests.

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