Awards & Celebrations
October 2023 ZSL Awards (2019 - 2022)
We are so proud to share news about one of our ex-students. Amy Tunstall won the ZSL Zoological Society of London Prince Philip and Marsh Prize awarded for the best A Level or higher project submitted by a school in the UK. Amy received the award for her project 'The effect of partial reinforcement on reaction times towards a stimulus following extinction relating to an operant behaviour in Mesocricetus Auratus'.
- Amy was one of the youngest people to receive an award at the event.
- Professor Dame Linda Partridge FRS FRSE FMedSci a committee member of SAGE gave a keynote speech.
- Professor Susan Healy ZSL awards committee and her husband sought Amy out as they know Tring and said it was lovely to see an award go to a pupil of the school.
- Professor Jane Hurst who won the Frink award 2022 also paid a keen interest in Amy's project and we discovered that she is currently one of Amy's lecturers.
Students are invited to the Headteacher's office to sign the Commendation Book to celebrate achievement both in and out of school.
Praise postcards are sent by teachers to celebrate students hard work, overcoming an issue, or for doing something exceptional.
House postcards are sent by Heads of House for excellent trackers or for just being awesome.
Teachers and departments have their own postcards and are sent in recognition of excellent work or participation during lesson time.
Tring School are huge supporters of acknowledging students for their hard work, active citizenship, or acts of showing determination and kindness.
Pride of Tring School End of Year Awards
Over 250 students will have been selected across all years for attainment or effort in a subject. There are also Special Awards that recognise achievement in a number of specialist areas together with a Heads of House Award for the student who has made an outstanding contribution. Parents are invited to see their child collect an award.
Year 13 Achievement Wall
The Achievement Wall was the idea of Head Boy Max Baiden in 2011, to recognise Year 13 students for their work within the school and wider community. Over the years more and more plaques accrue, which creates a lasting reminder of students who have made a positive contribution to our Sixth Form. This has, no doubt, inspired many students since its inception and will continue to do so in the future.
Sixth Form Alumni Event
Students from the previous year are invited back in December to engage with an alumni event. This is an opportunity for them to talk to our current year 12 students about their post 18 choices and discuss where these choices have led them. After the event, we have coffee and pastries with the students' former teachers and students can collect their A level certificates.
Art & Photography SHOW
GCSE and A Level exam pieces are on display for the examiners, then the Art Department opens their doors for the general public to come and see the fantastic work the students have prepared for their exams.
Sports Awards Evening
This is an opportunity to celebrate the sporting successes of the year and to thank the students for their hard work and commitment. Students from Years 7-10 and their parents are invited to the evening to receive awards and trophies and to listen to a guest speaker.
End of Year Assembly
The one time in the school year when all our students gather together in the Desborough Hall for a review and celebrate the year. Staff and student achievements and service are recognised and farewells said to colleagues moving on.
House Collective Worships are held weekly and at the end of each term, there is a House Celebration devoted to recognising the achievements of hundreds of students throughout the term.