The Portsmouth Academy Celebrates Student Success at Annual Awards Evening
Students and staff at The Portsmouth Academy (TPA) celebrated outstanding student achievements last week, as they welcomed education leaders and parents to their Annual Awards evening.
Local leader Julian Wadsworth MBE, who received an Order of the British Empire in 2010 for his services to the young people of Portsmouth, praised TPA students’ excellence in the company of special guest Alison Jeffery from Portsmouth City Council.
The Awards highlighted the brilliant work of students with the highest attainment in each subject and year group, as well as those who demonstrated resilience and perseverance in their learning. Year 11 students were honoured in categories including leadership, outstanding achievement, and sustained effort in learning, and the Head Girl and Boy’s excellent performance was also rewarded.
Alongside the award presentations, guests enjoyed live music performances from student pianists Anna Danso-Amoako and Jade Villanueva, and solo singer Cleo Black.
The Awards mark a year of great success for The Portsmouth Academy, after the school was named second best in Portsmouth for the progress students achieve between Year 7 and Year 11, when they complete their GCSEs.
Last month, it was confirmed that the school will receive £5.3m in City Council funding to expand, as increasing demand from parents saw it oversubscribed.
Natalie Sheppard, Principal of The Portsmouth Academy, said:
“Our Annual Awards evening was a great way to celebrate our students’ brilliant successes over the last year, and to recognise their incredible work and dedication.
“I would like to thank Julian Wadsworth MBE for his inspirational speech, and all of our special guests for making our Awards an evening to remember.
“We are on such an exciting journey as a school, having achieved brilliant results this summer and being so popular with parents that we are expanding. We are looking forward to going from strength to strength in the coming years.”