Carter Community School’s students and staff were celebrating again this week, with our annual awards marking the culmination of another successful year.
Two consecutive years of strong exam results have placed our school in the top 15% of schools in the country for Progress 8 - the government measure which records pupil progress from the end of primary school to the end of secondary school. This summer also sees work start on a £7 million programme of improvements, which will help the school meet the growing local requirement for more places in Year 7.
On 18th June Christine Raeside, Regional Director for Carter’s sponsor United Learning, took to the stage at Poole’s Lighthouse Theatre to support this year’s Pride of Carter Awards.
Over 60 awards were presented on the night, covering all subject areas and year groups, with a series of special awards including:
Student Council Participation Award: Omar Samer
Merit Award: Sasha Reddick-Wright
Contribution to the Community Award: Benjamin Gregory
#UnitedApp2018 Winners: Talia Ball and Emily Simes
Commenting on the awards, Principal Sam Davidson said:
“This year has been a hugely important year one for the school, with our Progress 8 score now above national average. This helps demonstrate the significant improvements we have made over the past few years and is evidence of the strong education our students receive at Carter.
“As always, these latest awards are all about our students and the amazing talents that they possess. In each subject and year group, we celebrated excellence and endeavour and every student collecting an award can be justifiably proud of their achievement – they truly represent the very best of Carter and once again highlight our commitment to provide our students with an education with character.”
During the event, the new prefects were presented with their dedicated ties and badges, with guests also treated to music and dance care of Capri Atkinson, Alicia Harrison Jennings and Cerys Bosisto, who gave individual performances, as well as a group performance from the musical Matilda, and a piece from the school’s work with dance company the BalletBoyz.