Steyning Grammar School student awarded the Harvard Book Prize

Steyning Grammar School Sixth Form College is one of the 100 institutions selected by the Harvard Club of London as a recipient of the annual Harvard Book Prize.

This prestigious prize is awarded to ‘an outstanding student in the penultimate year, who is academically excellent, with exceptional personal qualities, who makes a significant contribution to the school or community’.

The student who best fulfilled this remit following the AS examination results this summer, was Thomas Granger, who attained five A grades at AS in Maths, Further Maths, Biology, Chemistry, and History.

The prize was presented by head teacher Mr Nick Wergan at the Sixth Form ‘Welcome Assembly’ for students entering their final year of learning. Nick Wergan said: “It was a real pleasure acknowledging such great student achievement with such an important award – Thomas is a hugely deserving prize winner and we are very proud of his success.”

Sally Randall, director of Sixth Form College, Steyning Grammar School, said: “From the onset of his Sixth Form College career we have been impressed by his intellectual ability and approach to independent learning. He is a bright and enthusiastic student who demonstrates a conscientious approach to learning that makes him stand out amongst his peers. He is determined to succeed at the highest level, showing sustained grit and resilience. Thomas has the admiration and respect of peers and subject staff alike.”

Max Binkle and Jamie Luxford who are also embarking on their final year in Steyning Sixth Form College were highly commended. They have taken the challenge of A Levels in their stride both gaining 5 A grades at AS in Year 12.

Steyning Grammar School Sixth Form College welcomes applicants as either day or boarding students for September 2015. Open Evenings take place on Tuesday, September 30 and Tuesday, October 21. For further details on these events, visit

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