WINNER: James Grant, Stoke High School – Ormiston AcademyYoung Achiever of the Year - Secondary - winner

James is an exceptional student, gaining 6A* and 4A grades in his GCSEs. His nomination concentrated on his work within the school’s science faculty – where he volunteered to be a Year 7 tutor group mentor. He nurtured and supported the group, and even designed and delivered a weekly Science Quiz for the class! Despite the extra help that James offered to others, he never lost sight of his own academic goals. He scored full marks in two of his physics modules, and very narrowly missed out on getting 100% in his overall GCSE – a truly remarkable achievement.

Shortlisted Finalists

  • Alex Shipp, Claydon High School

Alex has worked incredibly hard since joining Claydon High School and is achieving stunning grades and even better projected grades. He models the highest levels of behaviour and has a work ethic and attitude to learning that is unrivalled. Alex is Head Boy and in this leadership role, he has given public speeches, represented the school at community events, and led activities. As a qualified football referee he gives up his time freely to referee school matches. Most importantly he has been a figurehead, inspiration and motivator to younger students of what hard work can achieve.


  • Roman Quinton, Copleston High School, Ipswich

Roman has always picked up and run with any challenge offered him. Despite illness, he has not allowed this to impact on his school attendance, his attainment or his sporting activities. Roman’s chosen sport is archery. In the last three years, he has trained with determination and support and won the Archery GB UK Junior Master Championship in August 2015 along with numerous other awards. Roman manages to dovetail his extensive sport training with his academic studies recognising the time and effort required to reach his goals.