THE outstanding GCSE results of St. Mary’s, Menston were celebrated at the annual GCSE Presentation Evening.

This year the school recorded superb GCSE results with an attainment 8 score of 56.5, the second highest score in the whole of Leeds. There were 145 passes at grade 9, which is almost twice the national average.

Guest of honour on the evening was Mrs Clare Quinn who presented GCSE certificates and Subject Awards. Clare is the Executive Commercial Director UK, Europe and the Far East for the global Handicare Group who are responsible for stair lift sales worth over £135 million.

In her spare time, Clare is also co-owner of CC Dance in Shipley, where her passion for excellence has once again helped to make this one of the fastest growing dance schools in the UK.

The evening was one of celebration where the community shared in the outstanding achievements of St. Mary’s students. Individual prize winners were: Art - Alfie Goodwin; Computer Science - Joel Morton; Drama -Imogen Green; English Language - Charlotte Barber; English Literature - Connie Doyle; Food Technology - Ellie Woffenden; French - Grace McShee; Geography - Jacob Ireton-Bourke; German - Theo Labbett; Health and Social - Leah Haigh; History - Katie Charlton; Mathematics - Luca Volpe; Further Maths - Yingzhe Feng; Media Studies - Leah Miller; Music - Daniel Cullen; PE - Francesca Mangeolles; Performing Arts - Kizzy Tremlett; Product Design - Ellie Mason; Religious Education - Ciara Kleppen; Science - Thomas Brennan; Separate Sciences - Harry McLoughlin; Sports Studies - James Lawn; Textiles - Ruby Sutton.

Special prizes were also awarded: Highest Points Score at GCSE Catherine Westhead.

Highest Average Point Score at GCSE Kathryn De Sousa.

Greatest Progress from KS3 to GCSE Millie Carroll.

Conduct Cup: More

Attendance Shield: Postgate

Outstanding Contribution to School Life: Magnus Cameron

Aireborough Rotary Service Above Self : Charlotte Peirse

Michelle Stott Memorial Award for PE: Ellen Parkes Calzado

Martin Green Memorial Award for Excellence in Rugby: Louis Curran

Erin’s Gift: Fergus Fleming & Abigail Keane

The Sue Hope Award for ‘Living Out the Word’: Lilymae Taylor

Music on the evening was provided by Daniel Cullen and Joel Morton.

Headteacher, Mr Darren Beardsley said: “We were delighted to be joined by so many students and their families to celebrate the success achieved in their GCSE examinations. The breadth of rewards presented, highlights the range of opportunities available to all students at St Mary’s, as well as the way that they embrace all that is provided to them. I would like to congratulate, all members of the school community on these significant achievements.”