AEN Local Offer

North Tyneside Council Measles Advice




Two students from Churchill Community College have been awarded runner up prizes in the prestigious Lord Glenamara award at a ceremony at Kings College, London.

Darren Appleby from Year 11 and Connor Peebles of Year 12 were presented their certificates by current Secretary of State for Education, Nicky Morgan at a Ceremony attended by former Secretaries of State Baroness Williams and Lord MacGregor.

The Lord Glenamara prize recognises students who achieve academic excellence and who make a commitment to improving their local community. Connor has been recognised for outstanding achievement in his GCSEs where he achieved 2 A*s, 6As ad 1 B grade. He was also commended for his commitment as a Sixth Form Head of House and for previous work on the North Tyneside Youth Council. Connor also recently represented CCC in their international exchange programme with the Czech Republic.

Darren worked as a champion for students who are in care by writing a blog which received national interest. He has worked hard to ensure his academic progress continues whilst continuing his efforts to raise the profile of Looked After Children. Darren's work has been seen as an example of good practice in the Local Authority and his achievement with the Glenamara Award is a fitting tribute to his outstanding personal development.

David Baldwin, headteacher at Churchill Community College said "Connor and Darren are outstanding students who have both contributed a significant amount to their school and local community and thoroughly deserve this national recognition. School performance tables last week confirmed Churchill Community College as the top performing school in the North East out of 290 schools in terms of pupil progress at GCSE. We are continually proud of our students' success and civic achievements."