Tottington High School held its Year 11 Celebration of Excellence Awards Evening on Thursday 10th November at school. In attendance was guest speaker Mr Dave Clamp; also present were ex-staff, staff, governors, Year 11 students from 2015-16, as well as their parents and relatives.

The evening celebrated the success of last year’s Year 11 cohort who left Tottington High School in the Summer with a great set of academic results. Awards were presented not only for academic performance but also for qualities of attendance, community service, care for fellow students, commitment to extra-curricular activities and so on.

Of particular note were some outstanding individual performances by some of our students as follows: Nykoya Fulop; Ellie Harrington: Lewis Holt; Lauren Robinson; Milly Upton and Jake Woodward, who amassed 61 GCSE A*/A between them!

The audience were treated to outstanding musical and oratory performances by current students.

Mr. Duffy, Headteacher stated, “The evening is about recognising the efforts of our Year 11 students, and also acknowledge that any success achieved is usually done with the help of a team of people, notably the great support and guidance given here at school by our dedicated staff and at home by supportive loving families.”

The audience were taken through the highlights of the 2015-16 academic year, of which there were many, both inside and outside of the classroom and school. Staff and parents were thanked for their continued support for the young people of the school and on the high level of professional and personal commitment shown by staff often going ‘above and beyond’ what is expected.

Dave Clamp gave a lively speech in which he encouraged students never give up on their dreams and always strive to do their best; they will never know what they may be capable of until they are put to the test.  Dave was a teacher here at Tottington High School for twenty years before leaving the area to set up his own fitness training business, always following his love of the Triathlon event. Following his latest endeavour, in Switzerland, he was crowned world record holder in the Double Deca-Triathlon championship, completing the distance in 252 hours 21 minutes, leading the field from start to finish.

Head Boy Tom Sanderson and Head Girl Tahlia Greenhalgh presented our special guest with a gift of appreciation and the final prestigious award, the Governors’ Silver Medal for outstanding contribution to school life, went to Milly Upton who left in the summer.

The evening was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone who attended.


Head Students with Chair of Governors & Deputy Headteacher

Bill Webster with Ellie Harrington

Milly Upton with David Clamp

Chair of Governors with Silver Award Winner Milly Upton

Ellie Harrington with David Clamp