30 October, 2019
Flegg High Ormiston Academy in Martham is celebrating after a former pupil was awarded a scholarship to study for her A-levels at a prestigious local school.
Esme Siddall, a pupil from Flegg High’s class of 2019, has received a full scholarship to attend the sixth form at Gresham’s School, a leading coeducational boarding school in Holt.
Esme previously applied for a scholarship when she was in Year 10 at Flegg High, making it through to the final interviews before narrowly losing out to another student. Esme’s application was for an annual award open to students from OAT schools.
However, Esme’s skills, confidence and determination left a lasting impression and after receiving an impressive set of GCSE results this year, she was offered a place to complete her A-levels at Gresham’s.
Esme is now studying chemistry, biology, maths and further maths at Gresham’s and is enjoying the fast-paced and busy timetable at the school. She is also taking advantage of the extracurricular activities on offer, including a student-run biology club, undertaking woodland maintenance in the school grounds, a grade 5 music theory revision group and weekly clarinet lessons.
Reflecting on her time so far at Gresham’s, Esme Siddall said:
“I’ve settled in really quickly and I’m having an amazing time. There are so many new opportunities and experiences here.
“I would like to give a big thank you to all of my wonderful teachers who supported me and guided me throughout the duration of my time at Flegg.”
Kate Williams, Principal at Flegg High Ormiston Academy, said:
“We were extremely proud of Esme for achieving such a strong set of GCSE results earlier this year, her hard work and determination to succeed really paid off. She is a credit to Flegg High Ormiston Academy and an extremely deserving recipient of this wonderful opportunity. Our school has had a long-standing partnership with Gresham’s and I now look forward to following Esme’s progress at the school and beyond.”