Double celebration for Keswick School

Keswick School are celebrating winning two awards at CN Group’s annual Education and Learning Awards. The school was named ‘Secondary School of the Year’ (the first time any school has retained an award for a second consecutive year) and Headteacher, Simon Jackson, was named ‘Headteacher/Principal of the Year’. 

The last 12 months have been full of remarkable achievements at Keswick School. Students have celebrated record results at both A-level and GCSE. The standard of academic achievement places the school amongst the highest performing schools in the country according to the Telegraph. Ofsted undertook a full inspection and graded the school ‘outstanding’ in every category, stating that it was an exceptional community where teaching was first rate and students thrive. The wider life of the school has also flourished with a multitude of clubs and activities that students have embraced ranging from Russian to orienteering. The number of courses offered after school has also grown with students currently taking Latin, Astronomy, Creative writing, Philosophy and Equestrian skills. Life at Keswick School is certainly not dull!

The results of CN Group’s annual Education and Learning Awards were announced at a gala dinner at Carlisle Racecourse on Friday 3rd October. Simon Jackson (Headteacher) received the award for ‘Headteacher/Principal of the Year’ and Marykate Monaghan (Head Girl) and Joe Hoyle (Head Boy) received the award for ‘Secondary School of the Year’. The school’s iPerform team, represented on the night by David Melling (Head of Drama), Marie Lee (Head of Music) and Helen Westle (Drama teacher), were also nominated for the ‘Innovation in the Arts’ award.

“These awards recognise the hard work and dedication of students, staff, Governors, parents and everyone connected with Keswick School. Such achievements and accolades are not possible without working together in partnership and sharing the same values and ambitions. I would particularly acknowledge our exceptional staff. Their dedication and commitment every day is one of the reasons why Keswick School is so special. As for our students, they are happy, friendly and supportive and maintain a great sense of fun and enjoyment in everything they do.”
Simon Jackson (Headteacher)