UTTOXETER pupils dressed to impress at the town’s only high school as they celebrated their last school days in style.
Limousines could been seen dropping off year 11 pupils for their last compulsory day of education at Thomas Alleyne’s High School, in Dove Bank.
The leavers’ day celebration invited the pupils to come back into the school after they have finished their GCSE exams, which the majority completed last week.
The teenagers arrived at school in their best frocks and suits to celebrate the big day with their friends and teachers after months of hard work on their exams.
The beginning of the day was spent in school before the pupils headed down to St Mary’s Church, in Church Street, for an annual Leavers Service, which is held every year for the pupils as they prepare to enter their next stage of their journey.
When they returned back to school later in the morning they spent time in the theatre where food was laid out for them and they enjoyed some entertainment.
The school said this was a time for the pupils to reflect on their experiences while at Thomas Alleyne’s.
They then left the school at around 2.30pm and enjoyed the rest of the day in the summer sunshine.
A spokesman for the school said the pupils really made an effort with their outfits and enjoyed the day.
He told The Advertiser: “It was lovely to see pupils making a special effort to celebrate their end of exams.
“As in previous years special efforts were made to arrive in style and many pupils contributed to the day being a success.
“A day like this makes you proud to be associated with these young men and women.”