Upton By Chester High School welcomed back its Year 11 pupils to celebrate their past GCSE success.

They also had some special guests for the evening, including broadcaster and historian Dan Snow, who spoke to the pupils and presented some awards.

Broadcaster and Historian Dan Snow presenting Ed Hawksby his award at Upton by Chester High School
 

They were equally delighted to welcome back ex-pupil Tom Heaton, who is now goalkeeper at Burnley FC in the Premier League.

Tom began proceedings with a speech about his time at Upton and the positive support and encouragement he received from the staff.

Premiership goalkeeper and former Upton by Chester High School student Tom Heaton presenting Erin McFadden her award

Pupils were then presented with their GCSE certificates, before departments awarded individual prizes to those who had shown exceptional achievement or commitment in their studies.

Upton by Chester High School student Ben Woodward receiving his award from Headteacher Paula Dixon