A ROMSEY school has recognised the work of its students with a night of celebration.

The Mountbatten School has celebrated the achievements of its class of 2018.

Executive headteacher Heather McIlroy welcomed the former students, parents and guests to the celebration, and recounted moments through the five years of their school life, with a glance back to their younger days including the money raised for charity and taking part in the Montreux Jazz Festival.

Talking to the students, Mrs McIlory said: “We all worked together and you achieved some remarkable results. Nationally, the gold bar is the percentage of students who attain five GCSEs including English and maths at grades A* to C or grades 4 to 9 in the case of English and maths, 79% of you achieved that. However, there are results that are even more impressive, 30% of all grades were A* or A or grades 7, 8. A significant number of you returned to us during July and August to take part in the The Mountbatten National Citizenship Service Programme.”

Mrs McIlory said students also volunteered for a total of 44,940 hours and raised more than £52,000 for charity.

“You were a truly superb year group,” she added.

Head of year Gavin Rumsey added: “You reminded me about what a difference we can make to others. It was a privilege to be your head of year and a pleasure to have this final opportunity to speak to you. You were a wonderful group to spend time with and I wish you all the best.”