Mitcham schools celebrate success

Deputy Mayor of Merton, Councillor John Sargeant, recognised the achievements of schools across Mitcham at a ‘Celebration of Success’ event held at St Mark’s Academy this week.

Mitcham Town Community Trust members and the Deputy Mayor, Cllr John Sargeant

Mitcham Town Community Trust members and the Deputy Mayor, Cllr John Sargeant

Organised by the 10 schools and two Mitcham community groups which make up the Mitcham Town Cluster, the ‘Celebration of Success’ evening was the second annual event showcasing the work and efforts of schools and pupils across Mitcham. Youngsters from Cricket Green, Bond Primary, Benedict Primary, Cranmer Primary, Liberty Primary, Haslemere Primary, SS Peter and Paul, St Thomas of Canterbury, and St Mark’s Academy schools celebrated the achievements of Mitcham schools this year including the success of the Cluster Study Support Centre and the SHINE Saturday School. Designed to provide a stimulating and modern teaching environment, the Cluster Study Support Centre is a joint project across Mitcham schools to help students progress more rapidly with their studies. The SHINE Saturday School is another of the cluster’s flagship programmes and gets pupils involved in positive activities on Saturdays and during summer holidays including healthy lifestyle and IT games creation courses.

Cricket Green's Stars

Cricket Green students

Deputy Mayor of Merton, Councillor Sargeant, said: “I was very proud to see our young people and schools in Mitcham celebrate their successes and achievements over the past year. The celebration even at Mitcham was very enjoyable and a great tribute to their hard work.”

Merton Council cabinet member for education, Councillor Martin Whelton said: “Mitcham Town Cluster has worked hard alongside its partners to ensure that the standard of education in Mitcham is continuously improving. With many new learning and support projects and activities in Mitcham schools, the town cluster as well as pupils and schools should be proud of their achievements and efforts over the past year. The evening of celebration was a real credit to everyone involved.”

St Mark's Family Centre stars

St Mark’s Family Centre stars

Mitcham Town Cluster Development Manager Kristina Burton said: “Mitcham schools work very hard to accommodate all their pupils, teachers and staff. By working together as a cluster, we can provide a higher standard of education and extra resources to make everyone’s school experience in Mitcham really enjoyable. I’m glad that the celebration event was such a great evening and I hope that next year will show as many successes and reasons for celebration.”