Praise and Awards

Individual achievement, attendance and high standards of courtesy and behaviour are all celebrated at College. Throughout the College praises are awarded by staff for achievement, effort and contribution to College values and aspirations. Praise is tiered at three levels P1, P2 & P3.

Students can be awarded a P1 or P2 for displaying the Heathfield Habits in the classroom or in the wider College community.

A P3 is issued by a Head of Department, a Head of Year or a member of the Senior Leadership Team for an outstanding contribution over a period of time.

All praise is logged electronically in our database and is celebrated in a celebration assembly three times a year where certificates are awarded.



The Tony Russell Award

Tony Russell was Deputy Head here for 21 years, from 1966 until 1987 when he retired. Unfortunately, he died during the summer holidays immediately after leaving school. His wife, Dot Russell, who also worked here as a secretary, set up this award as a way of remembering Tony. The Awards are presented annually to one student from each year group for exceptional achievement. Please note that this is not just for those students who have sat in class and not been a problem, but for anyone who has achieved over and above their call of duty or ability in any field. These achievements can be related to a number of areas, such as: Service to the College, academic excellence/effort/progress, sport, music, drama, etc. Whilst it is intended that recognition primarily be given to achievement within the college, efforts outside the college, such as service to the community, are also considered. Nominations for the award can come from all sections of the college including students, staff and parents. Nominations can be given to form tutors or subject staff who would then pass them to the appropriate Head of Year. The Head of Year then draws up a short list of students for consideration with a short report, indicating the areas of achievement. The recipients of the awards are decided by Mrs Russell.

Tony Russell Award Winners 2019
Year 7        Kristian Skilton
Year 8        Nathan Steel
Year 9        Freya Flagg
Year 10      Maisy Evershed
Year 11       Atholl Martin
Year 12      Eleanor Dawson
Year 13      Lana Gregory

Tony Russell Award Winners 2018
Year 7        Pixie Mae Le Fay
Year 8        Helena Permaul
Year 9        Daniel Sutton
Year 10      Hattie Pemberton
Year 11       Bella Saville
Year 12       Madison Lockwood
Year 13       Aisling Page
Tony Russell Award Winners 2017
Year 7        Cameron Matthews
Year 8        Amelia Bowerman
Year 9        Jasmine Batson
Year 10      Hannah McCarthy
Year 11      Jake Burton
Year 12      Will Bellingham
Year 13      Aaron Davies
Tony Russell Award Winners 2016
Year 7        Rachel Sparrow
Year 8        Maezie Lane
Year 9        Theo Hamilton
Year 10      Louisa Dollimore
Year 11      Charlotte Burt
Year 12      Lauren Smith
Year 13      James Jenkins
Tony Russell Award Winners 2015
Year 13   Jess Douglas-Fairbrass & Jordan Tapp
Year 12   Katie Baird
Year 11   Tommy Buck
Year 10   Will Poulton
Year 9     Lauren Gibb
Year 8     Emily Randolph
Year 7     Charlie Moon
Tony Russell Award Winners 2014
Year 13   Elliott Young
Year 12   Phil Sutton
Year 11   Rachel Adams
Year 10  Julianna Hella
Year 9    Ben Barden
Year 8    Moana Muller
Year 7    Rebecca Hamilton



Paul Delderfield Award

This award is presented annually to one student who has continued with College life in the face of adversity.
Paul Delderfield Award Winner 2019 – Fraser Kent

2018 – Harvey Bulmer
2017 – Celia Allison
2016 – Phoebe Evans



Gill Holtham Award

This award is presented annually to one student who has shown the determination to work hard at changing their attitude to become hard working and committed.
Gill Holtham Award Winner 2019 – Millie Price

2018 – Jay Knowles
2017 – Thomas Taylor
2016 – Ellie Lockhart