Celebrating success at Caister Academy: 2018 Leavers’ Awards

Ex-pupils returned to Caister Academy for an evening of celebration at the recent Awards Evening. The event saw young people rewarded for their academic excellence and their contributions to the school and the community.

This year, Caister achieved some of the best results in the school’s history, including:

  • 55% of pupils achieved the “new standard pass” grade four or above in English and Maths.
  • 13% of pupils achieving the top levels 7-9 in English
  • 100% of pupils being awarded a grade C or above in Finance, Music and Dance.
  • There were a number of outstanding performances and personal success stories including:
  • Ella Bishop achieved an amazing set of results whilst also performing regularly on Opera – 6 grade A’s, 1 grade 8, 1A* and 1 Distinction*.
  • Ben Moore who achieved 2 grade 9’s, 5 grade 8’s and 1 A grade.
  • Tyler Billyard who achieved all of his targets and selected for the National Cross Country Championships.
  • The year 11 Girls Netball Team also got through to the National Schools Tournament.

Marc Jordan, Chief Executive of Creative Education Trust, and Alison Baldwin, Head of Year 11 at Caister Academy awarded subject and achievement awards.  GCSE and vocational subject certificates were also presented. Along with the students, parents, staff and Governors of the Academy, associates and colleagues from local primary schools, colleges and other educational institutes joined us in the celebrations.

Head Boy, Ben Moore, delivered a report of the roundup of the year. In addition, entertainment was provided by Caister alumni; singing of ‘New York” by Alicia Keyes, whilst current year 11 students Lucy Cambridge, performed “High Hopes” by Panic! At the Disco, and Cassandra Smith performed “Worst of You” by Maisy Peters.

Ann Bridges, Acting Principal at Caister Academy said:

“Awards evening is an occasion to share some of the amazing talents and achievements of our pupils. It is a privilege to work with and have the opportunity to see pupils develop into well-rounded individuals ready to take the next step in their journey. 

The relationships established between pupils and staff founded on mutual respect are a testament to the ethos and values of the school as we continue to ensure that all pupils are given the opportunity to “Be the Best they can Be””

Subject Awards               


Art & Design  Jude Westgate 
Computing Ben Moore 
DanceIsabella Weller
DramaSasha Simms
English Skye-Estelle Ash 
English Literature Ellie Armer 
Finance  Chloe Farman 
Geography  Kacie King 
GermanReece Ames
GraphicsTyler Bilyard
Health & Social CareAmy Barley
HistoryMacey James
Mathematics Amy Hummel
Motor Vehicle Studies  Myles Beck
Physical EducationKitty Robinson
Resistant MaterialsLiam Bird 
Combined ScienceHarrison Leigh 
Chemistry     Ella Bishop 
PhysicsDaniel Johnstone

Recognition was also given to students for Engineering, Food Preparation & Nutrition, Music and Biology

Achievement Awards

Alan Dickenson PrizeKacie King
Trudy Haylett PrizeElla Bishop & Ben Moore
Buchanan Hayden Music PrizeCharlotte Creed
Clere House Shield Community Service Award  Summer Beckett
Tim Kelly Achievement Award Paulina Jakob
Sam Murphy AwardMelissa  Mason
Caister Lads Club Award  Daniel Johnstone
Governor's Award Head PrefectIsabella Weller & Ben Moore


Other Achievement Awards which were presented on the night were the Kevin Amis Memorial Prize, the Martin Blackwell Memorial Prize, the Fastolf Society Drama Award, the Kaz Clarke Achievement Award, The Performing Arts Award and the Principal’s Prize.

All award winners were presented with a silver salver, certificate and names added to trophies and shields, which are on display in the Academy


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