Award Winners

Award Winners


A glitzy awards bash saw two members of the Tupton Hall School community bring home prizes.

The Derbyshire Times Best In Schools Awards were held at the Proact Stadium, home of Chesterfield FC.

The event honoured the very best teachers, students and support staff from across our local area.

Year 8 Tupton Hall athlete Lauren Hill was named Individual Sports Player of the Year.

And although she could not be there in person – she was competing in Birmingham – Lauren’s mum and sister collected the award on her behalf.

It was an emotional moment for mum Lisa who said it was Lauren’s ambition to reach the Olympics.

The dedicated 13-year-old usually trains up to five nights a week at school and the English institute of Sport in Sheffield.

She regularly represents Chesterfield and District Athletics Club at various competitions around the country and has a bulging collection of gold, silver and bronze medals.

This year alone she has won the hammer event in the county athletics championships and achieved the English schools distance title in the under 15s girls distance in her first year throwing hammer.

She has also achieved the inters for distance and is ranked fourth in the UK for hammer and in the top five for javelin.

Lauren manages to achieve all this while maintaining extremely high standards at school and being part of many other school teams.

She has represented Tupton Hall School on the rowing team and in table tennis, badminton, gymnastics, trampolining, basketball, swimming, rounders, football, cricket, athletics, cross country, and netball.

Our other Best In Schools Awards nominee is a true asset to Tupton Hall School.

Key Stage 3 Pastoral Support Manager Bridget Margereson was nominated in the Teaching Assistant of the Year category by a parent of one of our Year 7 pupils.

And although Bridget narrowly missed out on winning the award, she received a special recognition certificate.

The parent nominee said: "She is wonderful. There are no words to describe her."

"When my youngest daughter started secondary school she found it exceptionally hard."

"Bridget stepped in to deal with the issues, mentoring her on a one-to-one basis to help her with her confidence."

"She kept us informed on a daily basis. Now our daughter is thriving in the last term of her first year as secondary school. All thanks to Bridget."

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