A disco, plenty of pizza to share and a photo booth for keepsake pictures. Year 6 students celebrated the end of their school journey at Oriel Academy with plenty of fun and great takeaway memories.

The Leavers’ Party was also a chance for students to ditch their school uniforms, dress up and make lots of noise!

Rachel Almaliki, Year 6 teacher at Oriel, which is located in Hanworth, told the Hounslow Herald: “The Leavers’ Disco was lots of fun for our Year 6 students and they all had a great time.

“It’s the end of their primary academic journey at Oriel and we wish them all the best and lots of luck as they start their secondary school journey in Year 7 in September.”

The party was a highlight for many of the students who were there.

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Alexandra said: “’It was really fun because we got to dress up and dance with our friends.”

Leon said: “It was so much fun having our last party in school with our friends.”

Aishwarya added: “I enjoyed taking photos with my friends and it was so colourful!”

The school has retained its ‘Good’ Ofsted rating following its first inspection since the pandemic began.

Inspectors noted Oriel is “happy and welcoming. Pupils enjoy their learning and try their best. They feel motivated by the encouragement they get from staff. Children get off to a good start in the early years. They do well in the nurturing and stimulating environment.”

The Ofsted report, published earlier this year, reveals pupils state that bullying does not happen at Oriel as they know that staff will resolve any friendship issues or unkind behaviour.

The inspector also noted “leaders have ensured the school has continued to improve. They have introduced a successful mathematics programme and reading is at the heart of the curriculum. This starts in the early years. Leaders want the curriculum to be memorable and they use educational visits to bring learning to life.”