Moreton Hall are celebrating with the news that last year’s head girl, Tarryn Stanhope, having achieved five A* grades in her A Levels in last summer’s examinations, has now won an Outstanding Student award in the British Education Awards 2024.
The British Education Awards (BEA) were created to celebrate the achievements of individual students on a national platform. The BEA identifies and celebrates individuals who have excelled within the British education system, acknowledging that success comes down to personal endeavour and application. Nominees are judged on a number of criteria including grades, extra-curricular activities, community awareness and entrepreneurship.
In November, an out of the blue email informed Tarryn, now in her first year of an Economics degree at Durham University, that she had been shortlisted to represent the North West, North East, Humberside & Yorkshire and West Midlands in the outstanding A Level achievement category. As one of the region’s three finalists, Tarryn was then invited to a glittering awards ceremony in Manchester last weekend. When the winner of the region’s A Level achievement category was announced Tarryn heard her name announced.
For Moreton Hall staff who have watched Tarryn’s journey from her arrival at the school in Year 9, this is a wholly justified recognition of an outstanding student. With her parents based overseas, Tarryn immersed herself in every area of school life. In Year 12 she was the Managing Director of Moreton Enterprises, the school’s student-run business, as well as secretary-general of the school’s Model United Nations group. At the start of Year 13, she was appointed Head Girl, and at the end of the year her teachers were delighted but not surprised to see a full house of A*s in her Economics, Maths, Business and English A Levels, as well as in her Extended Project Qualification.
“Tarryn’s achievements in academia are remarkable and her dedication to her school and the study of economics is outstanding. She even hosted a business lunch attended by senior executives whilst in her teens” remarked Amin Babor Chowdhury from the British Education Awards. “However, it was her inspiring desire to help others that made her our Zone One (the North and Midlands) A Level champion,
beating off some of the most amazing applicants in our awards history.”
Reflecting on the event and the award, Tarryn says: “I owe so much of my academic and extracurricular success to Moreton. If it weren’t for the holistic, enthusiastic and unordinary education I received at school, I don’t think I ever would have immersed myself into such a wide array of activities – and it’s not only because so many of the opportunities given to me were only available uniquely at Moreton. It is largely because of the sense of community and support that the school fostered that made me believe I had to give back in some way. And still today, I am eternally grateful to the staff at Moreton for everything they did for me, a debt I will hold for the entirety of my life. It was an absolute honour to represent Moreton Hall at the BEA Awards.”
Principal Michael Brewer added: “Moreton Hall is exceptionally proud of Tarryn’s achievement. Winning a British Education Award is a wonderful accomplishment; all that have known Tarryn during her time at school will know this is both exceptional and typical. Like generations of Moreton girls before her, Tarryn has left school equipped to write her own incredible story, and this recognition is a fitting next chapter.”