Grimsby’s Humberston Academy celebrates outstanding achievements at student awards

Students at Grimsby’s Humberston Academy, part of the David Ross Education Trust, were recognised for their outstanding achievements during an Annual Prize Giving Evening held at the Beachcomber in Cleethorpes on Wednesday.


Thirty awards were presented to students who completed their GCSEs last summer, recognising their outstanding achievements across a range of subjects. The prestigious awards also celebrated the incredible commitment of students who made an exceptional contribution to life at Humberston Academy. 


Amongst the students celebrating was James Daniels, who received the Jason Farmery Trophy for his contribution to school life. Jorge Da Silva was presented with the Joe Catley Trophy for perseverance. Amy Faniyi was also delighted to be presented with the Chairperson’s Trophy for outstanding GCSE results after achieving a Grade 9, a Grade 8 and six A*.


Kim Dennison, Chair of Governors at Humberston Academy, said: “We are incredibly proud of the achievements of our students, they are a real credit to the school, their teachers and their families. This is testament to the students’ hard work and the unwavering support of staff and parents, to ensure that everyone achieved their very best.”


Dan Shoubridge, Associate Principal at Humberston Academy, said: “We are delighted for the Humberston Academy 2016-17 Alumni. Their incredible achievements showcase our commitment to securing the very best outcomes for our pupils and our ethos of ‘Excellence for All’.


“We are honoured to be the top performing school in North East Lincolnshire. In the past three years, our progress has been ranked in the top 20% of secondary schools nationwide in 2015, top 15% in 2016 and now the top 9% in 2017.


“The achievements that we are celebrating today are not unique, but a reflection of the many talented, well-rounded and inspiring individuals here at Humberston Academy.”


Alongside the awards presentation, the audience were entertained throughout the evening by a performance from The Humberston Academy Glee Club and an amazing rendition of Easy Terms from Blood Brothers by Year 10 student, Katie Plaskitt. Humberston Academy also invited Myles Shaw, a local entrepreneur and Managing Director of Grimsby Carpet Warehouse as the guest speaker for the event. Delivering an inspirational speech, Myles raised the importance of ambition, focus and hard work in order to excel.




As part of the David Ross Education Trust, Humberston Academy is committed to providing students with a world-class education by delivering academic excellence, whilst raising confidence and self-esteem amongst young people.


Alongside academic excellence, the Trust’s pioneering enrichment programme provides students with an incredible range of inspirational learning experiences in sport, arts and music. Through this array of exciting opportunities, students are encouraged to develop their passions and discover their talents.


Rowena Hackwood, Chief Executive Officer at the David Ross Education Trust, said: “At the David Ross Education Trust, we are committed to providing a world-class education for every one of our students.


“We set high standards to create rich learning environments where all young people can achieve and excel, and it is incredibly rewarding to see our students celebrate these fantastic achievements as a result of their hard work and dedication.”