Awards & Celebrations

There are a range of opportunities to celebrate success at Tring School. These are some of the main events:

Commendation Book

Students are invited to the Head's office to sign the Commendation Book to celebrate achievement both in and out of school. 

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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. 

End of Year Awards

This is one of the most important events of the year and takes place in July at St Peter and St Paul Church in Tring. Over 250 students will have been selected across Years 7-10 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.

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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.  Please see below a picture of the 2020 awards.

Year 11 GCSE Presentation Evening

Students from the previous Year 11 are invited back in November to receive their GCSE Certificates. Parents are invited to this informal event which provides an opportunity to meet friends who have perhaps moved on to apprenticeships or college.

Year 13 A Level Presentation Evening

Students from the previous Year 13 are invited back in November to receive their A Level Certificates. This is a great social occasion, with parents also invited, because the vast majority of these students will not have seen one another since the summer due to moving on to university or employment.

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GCSE and A Level exam pieces are on display for the examiners, then the Art Department open 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.

Design & Technology Awards Evening

Familys are invited to walk around the D&T rooms and marvel at the array of projects students have worked on during the year, watch the fashion show, produced and starring students modelling this years textile creations then celebrate the awards while enjoying treats from the Food Technology students.

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 achievement and service is recognised and farewells said to colleagues moving on.

Collective Worship

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.


To celebrate Student Success outside of school there are A2 posters around the school displaying photographs of these students and their achievements.


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