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St Gabriel’s

St Gabriel’s

Prize Giving 2019

Prize-winning pupils took centre stage at St Gabriel’s as we celebrated a fantastic year of achievement.

The ceremony, held on Monday 14 October began with a speech from Chair of Governors, Nigel Garland, who remarked on the outstanding results achieved in 2019 and how the continued investments have restored our school to its former glory, providing enhanced teaching and learning facilities for everyone to enjoy.

St Gabriel’s singers impressed, with choral highlights from La La Land. Guest speaker Kristine Scott, Senior Partner at Solicitors Harrison, Clark Rickerbys Limited, who spoke to the audience about her passion including her route to specialising in educational law.

“My advice to the girls here at Prize Giving is taken from lessons learnt in my life: be brave, work hard and learn to negotiate.” 


Kristine, presented Senior School pupils with awards recognising their academic attainment and wider achievements. Academic, Art Drama, Dance and Sports Scholarships were also presented.

Prize winners

It was wonderful to welcome back so many of our leavers to collect awards and to catch up with news from their first term at university or college.

Head Girl Ellie Cowan gave an excellent vote of thanks to Kristine Scott for her inspiring words. 

“St Gabriel’s has picked up pace, we have a renewed vigour and sense
of purpose. The depth and breadth of our education and the focus on 
all-round balance enables our pupils to access an appropriate and 
relevant education, preparing them for future success.”

ricki smith, principal