Fifteen Mark Rutherford School high achievers who are off to university have received the Connolly Foundation Academic Excellence Award.
The awards support students to further their academic development and to help them reach their full potential, especially during these uncertain times.
Kelli Foster, deputy headteacher and director of sixth form, said: “A university education provides an edge in the labour market and promotes confidence and independence. These awards will not only further our students academic record of their hard work and achievement, but will support the development of invaluable skills with financial security.
"I am immensely proud to be a partner school in the meaningful Connolly Foundation Academic Excellence Awards Scheme and thank them for the support they provide to our students."