Hodgson Academy is the Secondary School of the Year 2014

HODGSON Academy was named Secondary School of the Year in The Gazette Education Awards. This is the third time in four years that the school has been awarded this prestigious accolade.

The glittering awards ceremony on Monday (1st December) took place in the Blackpool Tower Ballroom. Principal Toni Roethling was amongst those that collected the award on the academy’s behalf. She said: “The Secondary School of the Year award is a tribute to everyone within the Hodgson family – students, parents and staff. You have all played your part in creating this successful school.”

Hodgson scooped two more trophies on the night for Creative Arts (won by Year 11 student Eleanor Bannister) and Career Aspirations. Gifted artist Eleanor was credited for her exquisite pen-drawings of mythical creatures for Hodgson’s house system. The Career Aspirations Award commended the CEIAG (Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance) work in PSHE lessons and other areas of the curriculum, as well as school events such the annual Mock Interview Work Evening and Careers Convention.

Congratulations must also go to Year 10’s Matt Peill for being shortlisted as Secondary School Pupil of the Year. Matt was commended for all he does to help others, as a Student Council representative at Hodgson and voluntarily for children and young people with disabilities and additional needs in the wider community.