Year 13 leavers' ball - the perfect end to founding cohorts' time at Bolingbroke

Sixth form students with Ms Orchin celebrating at their leavers' ball 

The Year 13 founding cohorts leavers’ ball was always going to be a night to remember, and for many of the students this was the culmination of seven years at Bolingbroke, and the chance to finally let their hair down after months of hard graft for their A levels.

The students pulled out all the stops and put on a glamorous display, with the girls decked out in slinky evening gowns and the boys sporting an array of evening wear, from classic black tie to natty velvet suits.

The Star and Garter in Putney was the venue for the glittering event

The evening, held at the Star and Garter pub overlooking the river in Putney, kicked off with drinks and a sit down dinner.

A DJ made the evening go with a swing, with some energetic and enthusiastic dancing by students and teachers alike. It was great to see some old faces come along for the event, including Mr Speight, Ms Oliver and Ms Donaldson returning to the fold and catching up with everyone.

An awards ceremony provided much hilarity, with Neesha being nominated as the student being the most likely to marry a celebrity; Magnus most likely to do something stupid in public; Dwight being nominated as class clown; Chris most likely to become famous, Grace the best dressed and Sufyan the most likely student to go viral.

Harry, Dwight and Sufyan  suited and booted!

The teachers weren’t left out either, with Ms Robinson scooping the prize for teacher who was most like a Mum; while the award for teacher without whom the school would stop functioning went to Ms Orchin, and Mr Conlon was awarded the prize for biggest softy.

Tearful farewells saw the fantastic evening draw to a close, with students promising to keep in touch with their classmates as they head off to their respective futures at university, college and gap years. Well done to the sixth form leadership team for organizing such a wonderful event!