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Former president of Supreme Court attends The Bishop's Stortford High School awards evening

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The former president of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom was guest speaker at The Bishop's Stortford High School's annual awards evening.

The Right Honourable Brenda Hale, Baroness Hale of Richmond, headed the final court of appeal in the UK for civil cases and for criminal cases from England, Wales and Northern Ireland from September 2017 until her retirement in January 2020.

The 76-year-old judge, who was the third person and first woman to serve in the role, is now a member of the House of Lords.

Bishop's Stortford High School awards (53797864)
Bishop's Stortford High School awards (53797864)

In the school's sports hall, Lady Hale addressed an audience of around 270 people, scaled back as a Covid precaution.

Around 100 former students of the London Road secondary returned to receive A-level certificates and 75 pupils were awarded prizes for academic achievement, endeavour and commitment to the school.

Assistant head and head of sixth form Rob Stark said: "It was great to see so many of our alumni students return to celebrate all their achievements in what was a very challenging year for them all. They were a fantastic cohort.

"It was also great to see the current Year 12 cohort represented with the GCSE prizewinners too."

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