Year 13 leavers’ celebration

The year 13 leavers’ celebration at East Leake Academy was a vibrant and heartfelt event that commemorated the students’ achievements and cherished memories. Held just before prom, the celebration was filled with laughter and reflection as fun and memorable awards were handed out, recognising the unique qualities and contributions of each student.

Fun and memorable awards

Among the many highlights were:

Isobel: ‘For coping with six years of being taught English by Mrs Slack and still enjoying it!’

Jake: ‘For leading the sixth form football team such amazing success this year.  Or maybe not.’

Ellie: ‘For her great sense of humour which kept the class entertained.’

Pavlo was awarded ‘student of the year’

Pavlo: “For his outstanding contribution to sixth form life, being a role model student and for being the politest and most welcoming ambassador for East Leake Academy.”

Pavlo’s dedication and kindness have left an indelible mark on the school community. He consistently went above and beyond, always ready to lend a hand and make everyone feel welcome.

Staff speeches and reflections

Staff members delivered moving speeches, sharing memories, offering advice, and expressing their pride in the students’ accomplishments.

A delicious farewell

No celebration is complete without good food and good conversation. Students and staff shared stories and enjoyed the buffet, making for a relaxed and joyous gathering. The festivities continued with a magical prom night.

Prom: A night under the stars

The momentum continued for prom; an evening meticulously planned by the students themselves. A special mention goes to Dolly, whose exceptional organisational skills and leadership ensured a magical night for everyone.

The theme for the prom was “starry night,” set against the enchanting backdrop of a river terrace. The scene was straight out of a fairytale, with twinkling lights and elegant décor.


Dancing, photos, and more

The night was filled with dancing and laughter. A professional photographer captured the glamour and joy of the evening, ensuring that everyone had a keepsake.


Student-led awards

In keeping with the spirit of the event, students took the initiative to create and present awards to each other and teachers. These peer-nominated awards were in the theme of Mr Men books and celebrated the unique qualities and contributions of their classmates.


A Fond Farewell

As the night drew to a close, there was a sense of both joy and nostalgia. The year 13 leavers had crafted a perfect ending to their sixth form journey, filled with laughter, tears, and unforgettable memories. Their time at East Leake Academy may be over, but the friendships, lessons and experiences will stay with them forever.

May your future be as bright as the stars that lit up your prom night