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KS3 Awards 2022

On Thursday 24th November we held our annual KS3 awards evening to celebrate the effort and achievements of our 2021-2022 KS3 for their hard work in the last academic year.


Thank you to everyone who took the time to come to our awards evening, and to all the staff who stayed to make it a success. It was great to celebrate the success and achievements of so many of our students!


We hope you all had an enjoyable evening, the prize winners were as followed:


Matthew S - Spirit of Vale – Year 7

Excellent attendance to school, Surpassed Gold Awards and received Platinum highest number of positive points in his year. Raised money for Derian House and supported school when asked to


Paiyge O - Aldridge Education Prize-Service to School – Year 7

Second most achievement points in the year group, excellent attendance is always polite and well-mannered and willing to help


James C - Don Heatlie-Jackson Award for Dedication and Commitment - Year 7

Excellent attendance, punctuality, and behaviour. James is always in perfect uniform. James faced challenges when he started at Vale and showed maturity and resilience beyond his years


Poppy A - Aldridge Education Prize for English – Year 7

Fantastic start to English at Darwen Vale

Scientist of the year – Year 7

For fantastic dedication to her science studies all year and fantastic scores in her end of year assessment


Charley-Marie - Aldridge Education Prize for Maths – Year 7

Exceptional work all year round in maths. Charlie-Marie has constantly pushed herself to excel, and her work is of a high standard


Hannah W - Aldridge Education Prize for Science – Year 7

Outstanding attitude to learning in science


Laney H - Aldridge Education Prize for Humanities – Year 7

She is extremely hard working; she is a kind member of the class and has made excellent progress this year


Khadija - Aldridge Education Prize for MFL – Year 7

Very positive attitude and applies herself well in lesson


Lola - Aldridge Education Prize for Physical Education – Year 7

Lola has shown excellent dedication throughout the year in PE, always getting involved and giving 100% in lesson. She especially excelled in netball showing great leadership and teamwork skills, working with her peers, and motivating her team. She also represents Darwen vale in the netball team having high attendance and great progressing from start to end of the year


Cameron - Aldridge Education Prize for Physical Education – Year 7

A genuine all-rounder that is making excellent progress in PE. Cameron gives 100% in all lessons no matter what the activity is


Amy I - Art KS3 – Year 7

Excellent progress in all create disciplines. Superb attitude to learning showing real passion and creativity


Grace M - Aldridge Education Prize for Create– Year 7

Passion and determination in create disciplines, especially food where she made excellent personal progress

Aldridge Education Prize for Progress – Year 7

Has become more independent during her first year at Darwen Vale


James B - Aldridge Education Prize for Performing Arts – Year 7

For your commitment to Music, engaging in extracurricular opportunities and the passion you have shown in playing the Piano. This hard work and dedication has meant you have gone away and mastered many songs of high ability


Chloe W - Aldridge Education Prize for Computing – Year 7

Works hard in every lesson and shows a real passion for the subject. Pushes herself and involves herself in clubs and activities at home with challenges linked to Computing


Oliver H - Aldridge Education Prize – Service to the School – Year 8 Great ambassador for the school, always punctual, excellent attendance, and perfect uniform. Excellent manners, great sportsman and supports the school in sporting events whilst attending a football Academy weekly Aldridge Education Prize for Physical Education – Year 8 Gives a 100% in everything he does and is making fantastic progress in lessons. Oliver attends all practices whenever he can and is a perfect role model for his peers to look up to


Hollie F - Aldridge Education Prize for English – Year 8

Creativity in her descriptive and narrative writing


Bobby L - Aldridge Education Prize for Maths – Year 8

Great work and effort on Maths this year – Bobby has excelled himself in all that he does


Anthony F- Scientist of the Year – Year 8 Showing a strong passion for all three disciplines of science and producing work of outstanding quality Aldridge Education Prize for MFL – Year 8 Brings a unique brand of enthusiasm, whilst working extremely hard and making excellent progress


Charlotte P - Aldridge Education Prize for Science – Year 8

Wonderful work ethic to all aspects of science


Rose - Aldridge Education Prize for Humanities – Year 8 She is a dedicated, kind, and thoughtful pupil who has made steady progress throughout Year 8 Aldridge Education Prize for Computing – Year 8 Works hard every lesson and shows a real passion for the subject this year. Her work is always to a high standard, and she takes real pride on completing work to the best of her ability


Harmony - Aldridge Education Prize for Physical Education – Year 8

Harmony has worked hard all year round covering a variety of different sports. She especially excelled in athletics town sports claiming gold in 100m and silver in her 200m event. Her sportsmanship is second to none, always offering her peers and teacher a helping hand when they need it


Evelyn - Aldridge Education Prize for Create – Year 8 Passion and creativity across all create disciplines. Superb attitude to learning and engagement


Phoebe - Music KS3 – Year 8

For always providing excellent performances at school events. Your dedication to Music, singing is faultless. Keep up the great work Phoebe


Brooklyn - Drama KS3 – Year 8

For going above and beyond in his Performing Arts (Drama) lessons. Your natural talent has grown from strength to strength due to the hard work and motivation you put into your lessons


Kacie - Aldridge Education Prize for Performing Arts – Year 8 For exceptional work in Drama in Year 8. Always coming to lesson enthusiastic and motivated. Always working to an extremely high standard and going above and beyond


Chanelle - Computing KS3

Computing prefect, spends her free time helping the department, alongside always give 110% in her Computing lessons


Elisha - Aldridge Education Prize for Progress – Year 8

Has worked really hard on increasing her self-esteem and is focusing more in lessons


Charlie - Progress KS3

Has improved in his self-confidence, ask’s questions in class and is fully engaging in school life


Mia T - Aldridge Education Prize – Service to the School – Year 9

Mia will always volunteer to support and represent the school at any event taking place. She is a wonderful role model within the year group and for students lower down in the school

Dance KS3

For the outstanding Dance you provided for the summer showcase and for such dedication, you have opted for a 4th option in Dance


Numan - Outstanding Achievement in English – KS3

Outstanding progress in all aspects of the English curriculum throughout KS3


Isobel - Aldridge Education Prize for English – Year 9

Outstanding written work throughout the year


Lily - Outstanding Achievement in Maths – KS3

For working exceptionally hard all year round and ending the year on an amazing grade. Lily is working above and beyond expectations

Aldridge Education Prize for MFL – Year 9

Consistently the highest achieving pupil in the year group on her retrieval and vocabulary tests. She is making excellent progress and is a delight to teach


Kai - Maths Progress – KS3

Kai is polite and hardworking. Always gives 100% and sets a great example to the rest of the class.


Harry - Aldridge Education Prize for Maths – Year 9

Throughout the year Harry has consistently worked hard inside and outside the classroom through completing extra work and stretching himself through challenging work. This has led to Harry excelling in his end of year assessments. Superb effort!


Charlie - Scientist of the Year – Year 9

For working consistently hard all year and showing strong understanding and passion for science


Kamuran - Aldridge Education Prize for Science – Year 9

For excellent contributions in all lessons and showing a passion for science


Mohammad - History KS3

Exceptionally hard working, contributed towards the diversity project and always demonstrating the Aldridge attributes


Isabel - Geography – KS3

Always engaged within lessons, conscientious worker. Consistent throughout the year


George - Aldridge Education Prize for Humanities – Year 9

He has continued to work really hard all year. He is focussed and always gives 100%

Aldridge Education Prize for Computing – Year 9

Works hard in every lesson and pushes himself to complete the extension tasks. Shows a real interest in the subject


Evie - French – KS3

For her hard work and dedication to her own improvement and progress. Evie is a superb linguist who thoroughly deserves this prize


Finley - Progress in PE – KS3

Outstanding progress across KS3 in PE. Excellent attitude to learning and application in lessons


Ruby - Aldridge Education Prize for Physical Education – Year 9

Ruby has shown 100% commitment throughout KS3. She is dedicated both within the classroom and extra-curricular activities where her leadership qualities and sportsmanship shine through. She is a fantastic role model for her peers and within the school


Jack - Aldridge Education Prize for Physical Education – Year 9

Jack has been amazing this year and is a real delight to teach. He has made excellent progress this year and his behaviour and attitude is always spot on

Aldridge Education Prize for Performing Arts – Year 9

For exceptional work in Drama in Year 9. Always coming to lesson enthusiastic and motivated. Always working to an extremely high standard and going above and beyond


Daniel - Aldridge Education Prize for Create – Year 9

Excellent progress in create food, lovely attitude to learning during practical lessons and shows a real passion for the subject


Madison - Aldridge Education Prize for Progress – Year 9

For showing resilience and determination






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