Annual Awards Evening

Attitude, Effort and community spirit take centre stage!!

October 9th was the date of our annual Cornwallis Academy Awards ceremony. Over 150 awards were presented to students for their hard work and determination over the last academic year. Students were also rewarded for their commitment to their houses over the year with many being recognised for their sporting achievements and effort on sports day.

Our “Awards Evening” embodies the school’s focus on having high ambitions for all and putting 100% effort to achieve our very best, celebrating the hard work and dedication of all our students.

More than 350 parents/carers and peers watched on as awards were presented to students for a wide range of academic and personal achievement such as ‘Consistent effort and commitment to improve grades in Maths’, ‘Determination to succeed producing a creative final outcome in Graphics’, ‘Outstanding effort and being a positive role model to others’.

Students who completed their GCSE examinations last summer were welcomed back to be presented with GCSE Awards, showcasing the fantastic results students and the school received in August. Mr Niblock, our Chair of Governors handed over the awards and thanked students for their determination of the two years of GCSE studies.

Mrs Linney-Drouet, Headteacher, “I am proud of all our students but particularly of those who show true determination to always do their very best. This evening is about publicly rewarding our students for being a true asset to themselves, to the school and to you as parents and relatives. Young people today are under huge pressure and I admire those whose self-motivation and resilience allow them to shine and be true to themselves despite everything around them. Their first class attitude towards learning and school in general puts them in good stead for their future.”

Mrs Linney-Drouet concluded with one of her favourite quotes from Michelangelo:

Mrs Linney-Drouet concluded with one of her favourite quotes from Michelangelo:

"The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.