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Spalding Grammar School pupils sign off with leavers’ ball party





Youngsters said goodbye to school life with their leavers’ ball last week.

Spalding Grammar School’s year 13 pupils put on their glad rags and dancing shoes to let their hair down after their exams and celebrate the end of their education journey.

The Sessions House was the venue for the night of revelry, with youngsters having one last get together before moving on to the next stage of their lives, be that education or employment.

Spalding Grammar School's year 13 leavers with headteacher Steven Wilkinson and head of sixth form Dr Adriana Leadbeater. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Spalding Grammar School's year 13 leavers with headteacher Steven Wilkinson and head of sixth form Dr Adriana Leadbeater. Photo: Chris Lowndes

Headteacher Steven Wilkinson and head of sixth form Dr Adriana Leadbeater were among those on hand to say their farewells.

Dr Leadbeater described the event as ‘full of flavour’ thanks to a ‘spirited group with bags of artistic and musical talents, prowess in both sports and academia and outstanding personal qualities’.

“They have done an excellent job of leading the school this year with a sense of fun, inclusion and compassion and I am grateful for their engagement and pride in our school,” she said.

Pupils outside the Sessions House. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Pupils outside the Sessions House. Photo: Chris Lowndes

“It is with both great sadness and huge joy that we said goodbye to them with a fabulous send-off at our annual leavers’ ball, celebrating all the hard-work and dedication that has been invested over the past two years.

“We wish them all the very best in their ongoing journey and look forward to hearing of their future successes in the coming years.”

Mates ready to go and have some fun. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Mates ready to go and have some fun. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Green is the colour for this couple at the Sessions House. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Green is the colour for this couple at the Sessions House. Photo: Chris Lowndes
All set for the ball. Photo: Chris Lowndes
All set for the ball. Photo: Chris Lowndes
These friends are ready for the Spalding Grammar School leavers' ball. Photo: Chris Lowndes
These friends are ready for the Spalding Grammar School leavers' ball. Photo: Chris Lowndes
All smiles ahead of the ball. Photo: Chris Lowndes
All smiles ahead of the ball. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Schoolmates ready to party. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Schoolmates ready to party. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Looking forward to the night ahead. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Looking forward to the night ahead. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Spalding grammar pupils ready for the leavers' ball. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Spalding grammar pupils ready for the leavers' ball. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Pals toast the evening ahead. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Pals toast the evening ahead. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Pals ready for the ball. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Pals ready for the ball. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Ready for the ball at the Sessions House. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Ready for the ball at the Sessions House. Photo: Chris Lowndes
Pupils with Dr Leadbeater
Pupils with Dr Leadbeater
Heading in to the Sessions House
Heading in to the Sessions House
All set to party
All set to party
Pupils and staff enjoyed the prom
Pupils and staff enjoyed the prom
Pals take a break
Pals take a break
Prom King Alex Barnett had a Highland look
Prom King Alex Barnett had a Highland look
Friends enjoy the party
Friends enjoy the party
Prom ready pals
Prom ready pals
The Prom King and Queen
The Prom King and Queen

Alex Barnett was the ball’s King, wearing his grandad’s Highland dress with a traditional Scottish tartan kilt and all the accessories.

Queen Jessica Atkinson rocked the Goth chick look with flair, wearing a black tulle dress and the lace chocker de rigueur for a proper fashion statement.



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