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Pre­sen­ta­tion Afternoon


King Ethel­bert stu­dents, staff, par­ents and car­ers, spe­cial guests and friends of the school cel­e­brated both indi­vid­ual and col­lec­tive suc­cesses at King Ethel­bert School’s annual Pre­sen­ta­tion After­noon, held at the Win­ter Gar­dens on Wednes­day 20th Novem­ber. The school was cel­e­brat­ing its record break­ing GCSE results in the sum­mer, when 54% of stu­dents gained 5A*-C grades includ­ing Eng­lish and Maths; the best results of all Thanet high schools. Prizes also reflected huge suc­cess for the School’s first cohort of Year 13 stu­dents who achieved out­stand­ing results in the IBCC in the sum­mer. The pro­ceed­ings were ably opened by Head Boy, Gre­gory Nocen­tini, with the Head Girl, Charli Nichol­son deliv­er­ing a heart­felt vote of thanks at the end. The after­noon included musi­cal per­for­mances from stu­dents across the school, as well as speeches, includ­ing guest speaker Mr. Matt Hayes, an ex stu­dent and now a suc­cess­ful archi­tect involved in many projects within the edu­ca­tion sector.
Kate Greig, Head­teacher, spoke about the sense of com­mu­nity at the school and the ter­rific team effort made by stu­dents, staff and fam­i­lies to achieve suc­cesses to be proud of. “ Each year we take on new chal­lenges and drive up stan­dards. Our mantra at King Ethel­bert is we will all do what­ever we have to do in order to pro­vide the very best for our young peo­ple.” Amongst the guests at the Pre­sen­ta­tion After­noon were Kent County Council’s Cor­po­rate Direc­tor of Edu­ca­tion, Learn­ing and Skills, Patrick Lee­son, one of the Chief Exec­u­tives of Pixl (Part­ners in Excel­lence) Nick Ware and the Mayor of Mar­gate, John Edwards. The whole school com­mu­nity shared in the cel­e­bra­tions, with stu­dents across all year groups receiv­ing prizes for indi­vid­ual suc­cesses and achievements.