|There are many students who work conscientiously throughout the year and complete homework or classwork to a high standard. We like to reward such good work and students receive a stamp in their planner in recognition.On a termly basis, students who have gained stamps are given awards as follows:|
Principals Bronze Award
Principals Silver Award
Principals Gold Award
Throughout the academic year students are nominated by the Student Managers and Tutors to attend a special lunch with the Principal, Mr Pinnock. The nominated students reflect the wide range of successful students we have at the school. A buffet lunch is arranged away from the usual canteen area and Mr Pinnock, the Student Managers, Tutors and students spend the time talking through their nominations and sharing their successes together.
We have five houses; House Hawkins, House Jeffreys, House Rai, House Townsend and House Attenborough. Each student is allocated to a house.
Each student has the opportunity to gain house points through positive attitude in class, good attendance, representing the school and getting involved in clubs and school productions.
We have House events through out the year for all students to get involved in, they include a dodge ball tournament, a school news report, sports day, Wreake Valley Bake off, science week challenge and a engineering challenge.
We have House celebration assemblies every term where successes within each house are celebrated.
Each year in September we hold our annual Celebration Evening. This is an event where we celebrate the academic achievements of our students at GCSE and at A Level. Parents and other family members are invited to join us. Certificates are presented to all the students. Departmental awards are also made. Teachers from each department nominate the students in Year 11 and 13 that have impressed them the most and the Head of Department reads out a citation giving details of each student’s achievement.
In addition to the above we also award a Victor and Vitrix Loudorum cup for sporting excellence. These awards were made possible following a donation from the Shipstone family in memory of Warwick Shipston. Warwick was a highly valued member of the teaching staff, and a former Vice Principal who made a huge contribution to the lives of many students. We are delighted to have added these awards to our annual prize-giving event, in his memory.
In memory of Janet Littlefield, one of our longstanding governors who sadly passed away in 2016 we award a trophy for Outstanding Contribution to the Performing and Visual Arts.
We also award a prize for excellent attendance in recognition of a former student who had 100% attendance not only for every year he attended Wreake – Years 7,8,9,10,11,12 and 13, but also every year since he started school at the age of 4!
Finally every year we present an award in memory of Oliver Taylor who was a member of our student community. The Taylor family and a representative from Syston Town Council attend every year to present the award. Nominations are sought from all the staff at school, and students are awarded for a wide range of reasons, not just for academic achievement.