Collyer’s presented bursaries to a group of new students, in recognition of their outstanding results at school. Bursaries were awarded to those joining the Collyer’s community from partner schools and to students achieving top grades from north, south, east, and west of Horsham.
Libby Baker, Joseph Baxendale, Joseph Bensusan, Caitlin Boyes, Cerys Brown, Carolina De Lemos Santana, Beth Flanders, Roseanna Graves, Nicole Holdsworth, Ruth Ironmonger; Shriyani Jayatilaka, Molly Parsons, Jennifer Skipp, Aimee Supriyadi, Bendeguz Toth, James Upchurch, Jade Vohra, Amelia Watson and Daniel Wright were each presented with a cheque by Collyer’s Principal, Dan Lodge.
Dan Lodge explained: “It is important that Collyer’s recognises the outstanding work of our excellent partner schools, by rewarding some of our new students for their academic success in year 11.
“We attract students from right across the region, so it is fitting that we should also reward those coming to us from farther afield. I’m sure the money will be put to good use to help support their education or extra-curricular activities while at Collyer’s.”
Libby Baker said: “I just want to thank all the support Warden Park gave me throughout my time there, and all the help I got from my family whilst preparing for my GCSEs. I am looking forward to spending the next two years at Collyer’s.”
Ex-Forest pupil, Joe Bensusan said: “I am honoured to be receiving this bursary from Collyer’s and would like to thank the college for their recognition of my hard work, especially over the last few challenging years. I would also like to thank those who helped me achieve my GCSE results at The Forest School.”
Rosanna Graves, who previously attended Millais added: “Thank you to all the teachers who worked hard during the lockdowns to keep our learning going, and to my family and friends who kept me entertained while we were stuck at home. I’m very happy to have achieved the GCSE grades that I did and to have been awarded a bursary by Collyer’s.”
Jennifer Skipp, who joined Collyer’s from Tanbridge House School said: “I am incredibly grateful to Tanbridge House School for the tremendous support they provided over my five years there. During lockdown in particular, the encouragement and positivity of my teachers enabled me to achieve the best results I could, despite the difficult circumstances.”
Aimee Supriyadi said: “Thank-you so much to my teachers at St. Oscar Romero!”
Former Oriel pupil Jade Vohra said: “Thank you Collyer’s for this recognition. I would like to thank my friends, family and teachers back at Oriel High School for supporting me with my studies, especially during the more recent challenging times.”
Daniel Wright was delighted: “I would like to thank my previous teachers in The Forest School, and my supportive family, for aiding me in achieving this success, and thank you to Collyer’s, for making the transition as smooth as possible.”
Deputy Principal Steve Martell told the students: “I’m confident that your individual success stories can continue into advanced level and beyond. You’ve all made a great start to life at Collyer’s!”
Ofsted Outstanding Collyer’s, which offers free post 16 education, is currently accepting on-line applications for September 2022