Academy Celebrates Success At Annual Year 6 Awards

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Pilgrim Academy Year 6 pupils receive their awards from new Principal Michelle McMahon. They are: (l-r) Charlotte Hancocks, Macy Revill, Rhianna Jennings, Riley Watson, David Kearns, Cole Hodson, Kian Marriott, Adrijus Dirse and Grace Allard.


Pilgrim Academy parents watched proudly as their Year 6 children received trophies at the Annual Awards Day. Nine Trophies were awarded by Tollbar Multi Academy Trust to pupils in a number of categories, including Achievement and Progress in the recent SATs tests; Greatest Effort in each class; and Overall Contribution To The Academy.

The winner of the Greatest Overall Contribution to the Academy was Cole Hodson. Presenting the award, Michelle McMahon, the new Principal of the Academy, said: "Cole is an extremely hardworking young man who always puts 100% effort into every task. As a member of the school council, he has been an excellent voice for the pupils of Pilgrim Academy. Cole is always polite and friendly to everyone he meets; he is a credit to the Academy."

Mrs McMahon told parents that the Academy was also celebrating a rise in its 2018 results following the Year 6 SATs tests in May, despite another increase in the national pass mark. Progress made by the pupils since the Academy joined Tollbar Multi Academy Trust included a 17% increase for pupils reaching the expected standard in Maths, and a 19% potential increase at the higher standard.

"Maths has been a priority focus this year and this has certainly paid off," she said. "We are also pleased that the 'combined figure' - a key indicator used by the Government and Ofsted for those achieving the national standard in Reading, Writing and Mathematics - has also risen this year.

"Everyone in Year 6 has achieved great things throughout their time at the Academy and they should all be extremely proud," she added.

The winners were:

Best Reading Results (SATs) - Charlotte Hancocks.

Best Writing Result - Kian Marriott.

Best Mathematics Result - Rhianna Jennings.

Best Progress in Mathematics - Riley Watson.

Best Progress in Writing - Adrijus Dirse.

Best Progress in Reading - David Kearns.

Greatest Effort Tucana - Grace Allard.

Greatest Effort Orion - Macy Revill.

Greatest Overall Contribution to the Academy - Cole Hodson.


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Michelle McMahon presents the Trophy for Greatest Contribution to Pilgrim Academy to Cole Hudson.


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Charlotte Hancocks, winner of the Best Reading Results (SATs) award, receives her trophy.


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David Kearns receives his award for Best Progress In Reading.


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The Year 6 pupils at Pilgrim Academy. All pupils received a leavers' gift.

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Pilgrim Academy Principal

Michelle McMahon

Tollbar MAT Chief Executive

David J Hampson
OBE, BSc, BA.
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