We will be celebrating the success and endeavour of our pupils at our awards evening in Wolverhampton on 5th April.

The event will recognise the success of the 2015-16 Years 11 and 13, with students being given awards in a variety of categories for progress, academic and sporting achievement.

Former student Taranjit Bahara, who currently works as a software sales consultant for computer giants IBM, will be handing out awards at the event which is being held at the University of Wolverhampton’s Chancellor’s Hall.

Deputy head at Smestow, Angie Lawrence, says the awards evening will be a real celebratory event.

“It’s all about recognising the hard work of students, not just in terms of academic achievement, but also regarding the effort they put into their studies,” Mrs Lawrence says.

“The important thing is celebrating their endeavour, not just the outcome, and we hope lots of pupils and their families will join us for what will be an enjoyable evening.

“We are delighted that former pupil Taranjit Bahara will be at the event to offer his own words of encouragement to students.

“Taranjit is a real-life example of what can happen when you work hard and follow your dreams, and we are really looking forward to welcoming him back home.”

The school has selected two current students to represent success on its invitations. Ryan Kalirai who achieved 300 out of 300 across all controlled assessments and the exam in Computing, and Kiran Bawa who won a place in the final of the National Schools Employability Challenge.

Anyone interested in attending the Smestow School awards evening can contact the school by emailing enquiries@smestow.org or calling 01902 539500.