Dear Parents of Year 11 Students

The Awards Evening and Valediction Ceremony for our Year 11 students will take place on Thursday 2nd May 2024 at 6.00pm prompt. On the occasion of the Valedictory Celebration, all Year 11 students are hereby invited to join together to celebrate their five years at The St Lawrence Academy. We know this will be a memorable and enjoyable event which all students are invited to attend. Students who are receiving an award will have the opportunity to invite 2 members of their family to attend this event, a personalised invite to confirm you and your family’s attendance will be sent at a later date.  

The awards are mainly of an academic nature and are based on the final teacher assessment grades and completed modular examinations as well as the top achiever in each subject being awarded with a subject trophy.

Valediction Trophies presented on the evening will include:

  • ATL Trophy: Prefectship. This is awarded to students who have demonstrated roles of Leadership.
  • Headteacher’s Shield. This is given to the student for Leadership and Service, at the Headteacher’s discretion.
  • Dux Scholar Award. For the student who is overall top achiever based on academic data.
  • Outstanding Progress Award. For the student who has progressed the most over their 5 years in the academy.
  • Service Above Self Award. For the student who has made a significant contribution to life in the academy beyond the call of duty. 
  • Fortitude & Courage Award. For the student who has overcome obstacles and difficulties to be their best possible self.
  • Class of 2024 Work Experience Award. For the student who excelled during their work experience placement.
  • House Core Value Award. For the student who has best represented the values of the academy through the House system

I would like to wish all students the very best in their preparation for their examinations and believe that through hard work and support from parents/carers, all goals will be achieved.

Yours sincerely

S Walker

Miss Sally Walker 

Achievement Team Leader Year 11