Two survivors of the Grenfell Tower Disaster have been supported by the Trust. Following the disaster, a free place at Wetherby School was offered to a child who lost a brother in the incident.
Another survivor of the incident was granted a 3 year 100% award at Portland Place School.
Henry Keighley-Elstub, Katy’s Headmaster
Katy is musical, sporty and dramatic. She is much liked by all teachers and the girls in her year group and has been a joy to have at Pembridge Hall. In two academic years, she has adapted to a very different and much more demanding curriculum, leading her to transition to a first class independent senior school, all the way through to the age of 18. I would like to thank the The Gold Standard Charitable Trust donors and trustees for their faith in the programme and the wonderful support they have given.
This boy has greatly benefitted from the Trust sponsored play therapy sessions. Therapy provides a way for a child to express their experiences and feelings through a natural, self-guided, self-healing process. Children, naturally are able to communicate through play, processing their emotions and experiences. He has made dramatic improvements during the course of this therapy and I am certain the process has proven a powerful experience; the impact the sessions have on all areas of his and his family’s life has been huge.
Headmaster of Wetherby Senior School
Max has had a real impact on the school community since joining us in September. He has embraced the academic challenges set by the teaching staff and has made great progress in all areas of the curriculum with his last report highlighting Maths and Latin as real strengths. It is a real credit to him that he has managed to maintain such high standards whilst taking on significant commitments both in and out of school. He is well known around the school for his contribution to the performing arts. He is hoping to take up the tuba and he has become heavily involved in school drama, playing the lead role for his Trib in the inter-Trib competition. In his first two terms at the School he appeared in the role of Jackie in the West End musical, Caroline, or Change at the Playhouse Theatre.
Headmistress from Falcons Prep School
Sam is a delightful boy and incredibly polite and grateful to all of his teachers. A real pleasure to teach. He is also both a natural and confident performer and an outstanding sportsman, making him a fantastic ambassador for the school. He relishes every opportunity thrown his way and attacks his learning with energy and dedication. A real success story, Sam has made good progress in all areas of the school. Most recently, he won the highest number of awards at our end of term prize giving assembly, including the titles of Junior Musician and Junior Sportsman of the Year. In addition to his sporting and academic achievements, Sam is also a kind and well-mannered boy.
Director of Music
Sam received the Music award for outstanding vocal performance in both rehearsal and actual shows for the Year 4 Musical Darwin Rocks. He displayed exceptional preparation, solid tuning and superb musicianship throughout his solo work and is also a fantastic ensemble performer. Sam is a real pleasure to teach and has such a wonderful affecting vocal tone.
Director of Sport
Sam won his Junior Sports award last term for his performances on the rugby pitch and in the swimming pool. He won a number of backstroke races at inter schools galas. Sam scored the most tries in his year group during the term.
Headmaster of Wetherby Senior School
Joshua has been a popular member of the Wetherby Senior community since he joined us in Year 9 and I was delighted when the Gold Standard Charitable Trust were able to support him with a bursary. Joshua has thrown himself into the life of the School. The academic staff enjoy teaching him as he is a dedicated and hardworking pupil. This was reflected in his most recent report and he was awarded the term prize for progress. Joshua plays a role in the wider life of the school: he is a member of the School Council and has shown himself to be a talented communicator in his work to improve and develop different areas of school life. He has involved himself in the Community Service group most notably working to raise donations for a local food bank.