Posted on: July 3rd 2017

Year 11 Graduation and Prom

On Friday 23rd June, the whole school came together to celebrate the Year 11 Graduation day. Year 11 arrived in the morning at the front of school in their smartest attire to be greeted by staff, parents and students of all year groups. Students arrived in an array of impressive vehicles ranging from limousines, NYPD police cars, Lamborghinis’ and VW camper vans to name a few.


From here Year 11 made their way to Effingham Park hotel in Copthorne for the Graduation Ceremony. The Ceremony, in front of a large parental audience was an opportunity to celebrate the hard work of year 11 not just this year, but throughout their 5 years at Thomas Bennett. There was a memory provoking student speech lead by Thomas Goodwin, Arti Walia, Emily Bell, Elliott Toghill and Courtney Palmer Jones. Tutors presented each student with their graduation certificates and many awards were presented alongside the chance for staff, parents and student’s to reminisce about the last 5 years.


Year 11 have been a credit to themselves and the college and it was fantastic to share this day with them and their families.


Award Winners


Headteacher Award- Thomas Goodwin & Kalsoom Sharafyar

Progress Leader Award- Amber Parrish

Year Team Awards- Phoebe Sharman & Joshua Williams

PSA Awards- Liam Ford, Molly Hannam & Tori Russell

Fundraising Award- Courtney Palmer Jones


On the evening of Friday 23rd June, Year 11 celebrated the end of their exam period with the evening prom. Students arrived in formal dress and sat down to a three course meal before partying the night away at Effingham Park hotel. Much fun was had by all and was a fitting way for a wonderful group to sign off the year