My time at SHSG is accompanied by very fond memories of the experiences, the wonderful teachers and amazing friends that I have made. My journey came to an end earlier this year in a way that none of us had anticipated, but despite the circumstances we faced and thanks to the hard work of the teachers, I feel in a secure position to take the next step into my future. I made the most of the many, many opportunities the school had to offer throughout the seven years and ended it on my biggest achievement of all, which is becoming head student when I reached Sixth Form. I felt like I learned so much about myself and developed a lot as an individual during this time, assisted by my peers and teachers who were there every step of the way.

It’s strange to think that, this September, I won’t be walking through the green gates that I got so used to, but will instead be living in a new city with completely new people and starting a new era of my life studying Computer Science and Maths at the University of Bristol. The experiences and skills I gained from my time at the school are invaluable, and I know that SHSG has prepared me well for this change. Although I won’t be putting on my uniform every day, I know that, at heart, I will always be a student in green. I couldn’t have imagined a better place to have supported me through these years of my life and am so grateful to have been part of such a fantastic community.