Tadcaster School awards

Proud Moment - Award winning students from Tadcaster Grammar School are pictured with their shields and trophies - Back left to right - Lily Clint (Head of Year 9 Prize), Hannah Woodall (The Special Award For Design & Technology), James Fowler (The Physical Education Victor Ludorum), Ben Sharples shown with The Andrew Weeks Prize For Contribution to Key Stage 3 Music but was also awarded The Kirby Shield For Science, Eugene Cross and Emily Baylis (Most Enterprising Students) and Emma Williams (The Physical Education Victrix Ludorum). Front left to right - Charles Pears (Head of Year 7 Prize) and Daniel Saywell (The Washington Green Fine Art Prize, but he was also awarded the Head of Year 8 Prize) - Photo by Wendy Binns.
Proud Moment - Award winning students from Tadcaster Grammar School are pictured with their shields and trophies - Back left to right - Lily Clint (Head of Year 9 Prize), Hannah Woodall (The Special Award For Design & Technology), James Fowler (The Physical Education Victor Ludorum), Ben Sharples shown with The Andrew Weeks Prize For Contribution to Key Stage 3 Music but was also awarded The Kirby Shield For Science, Eugene Cross and Emily Baylis (Most Enterprising Students) and Emma Williams (The Physical Education Victrix Ludorum). Front left to right - Charles Pears (Head of Year 7 Prize) and Daniel Saywell (The Washington Green Fine Art Prize, but he was also awarded the Head of Year 8 Prize) - Photo by Wendy Binns.
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A Tadcaster school held its final Key Stage Three awards in a glittering celebration as new changes at the school will take it into a different phase.

Tadcaster Grammar School held its final Key Stage 3 Presentation Awards Evening which will now be replaced with House Celebration Evenings as the school reverts to the old House system, an original feature of the school.

From September, the school, which recently received national recognition from the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust for the proportion of top grades achieved by its students, will readopt the old system.

The official welcome was given by Mr Philip Turnpenny, chairman of governors, alongside headteacher Mr Geoff Mitchell.

He said: “The school is constantly seeking ways to improve performance and ensure good structures can be further enhanced.”

One of these will be with the new Vertical Tutoring (VT) which is a way of operating form time with a tutor at secondary school.

Tadcaster Grammar School’s current care and guidance system is organised in year groups.

The tutor groups for each year group are composed of students of the same age.

In a vertical tutoring structure the system is organised so that houses are more important and the tutor groups will have students of all ages, year seven through to Year 13.

The mixed age groups will meet each day and learn to work as a small self-supporting group, much like a family group.

The rest of the school day and all other lesson structures will remain the same.