Students were praised and recognised for all their achievements at the annual presentation evening.

Beaminster School’s senior presentation evening brought together friends, family, staff and students to celebrate the accomplishments of more than 100 students.

Headteacher Keith Hales opened the evening by saying: “It is a real pleasure to share the successes behind the ambition, service and kindness of our students this year.

“The school has enjoyed another buoyant year with a very pleasing SIAMs inspection, the opening of a brand-new music suite and the progress of so many of our students onto higher education, sixth form courses, apprenticeships or work-based learning.”

The annual event celebrates students’ endeavours across all areas of the school. Along with two musical performances by students, the achievement, progress and effort by students across years 10 to 13 was recognised, with subject staff presenting the awards for their own subject areas.

These were followed by a number of special awards for contributions to the whole school and wider community, including awards for outstanding contributions to sport, the expressive arts, drama and the performing arts, leadership, work related learning, community service and student voice.

Head boy Arlo Castle and head girl Daisy Barker were given special awards for representing all the senior prefects, with Lucy Bugler, Tom Bishop and Rebecca Diment given Governors’ Awards for outstanding progress and effort across all areas of study. Lucy Bugler also received an award for outstanding contribution to sport and she is currently the only under 16 in Britain competing in the Youth Olympic Bobsleigh trials in Norway.

The Jean Wicks Award for work related learning went to Joshua Brookes and Michael Brookes, The John Darneley Award - the Governor’s Award for Community Service, was awarded to Phulmaya Bhusal and the Head’s Award for outstanding academic achievement and excellence was given to Finlay Williams, Alfie Webb - who achieved 10 grade nine GCSEs this summer - and Sean Williams.

Georgina Gardner received a special award for expressive arts, Ben Leather for leadership, Tommy Green for outstanding contribution to drama and performing arts and Lerryn Eveleigh for student voice.

Mark Carter, chairman of governors, said: “This wonderful evening reflects both the commitment and hard work of everyone in the hall, staff, parents and students and this is a great opportunity to celebrate, once again, the many varied successes of Beaminster students in the past year.

“Congratulations to all the worthy award winners.”