Year 11 Graduation 2019

The Gateway Academy’s ‘Class of 2019’ celebrated in style with their graduation last Friday. Hundreds of parents, carers and teachers packed into the Ellis Theatre to witness the graduation ceremony, signifying the end of exams and month and months of hard work.

Students got their opportunity to receive their hard-earned Leaver’s Certificate and heard many emotional speeches from staff and students alike. After some amazing dance and music performances (and some ‘interesting’ yearbook awards), everybody got to watch the much-anticipated ‘Class of 2019 Leavers’ Video’ to laughs, tears and applause from the crowd.

After the formal ceremony, students and parents had the opportunity to socialise with teachers in the Courtyard Café with a buffet on offer. In addition, the café walls were decorated with hundreds of photos, charting successes from the year group over the last five years.

Head of Year 11, Mr Pedley said ‘it was so amazing to see so many people giving these students the send-off they deserve. They have worked so hard over the last few months and it was lovely to let the students have some time to celebrate and reflect on their achievements, not just this year but over the last five years at the Gateway Academy. All the staff are so proud of each and every one of them and we wish them all the best for the future’.


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