Preparing students for life beyond Egglescliffe

Inés Antunes

Attended: 2017-19

Where are you now?

I am currently in my first year of studying music at Newcastle University.

Favourite memory:

My favourite memory would have to be taking part in Egglescliffe School’s leavers concert at Middlesbrough Town Hall in my final year. It was a wonderful way to celebrate my 2 years at the sixth form and reflect on the many happy moments I’d had at the sixth form and the many friends I had made.

Support you received:

Teachers at Egglescliffe support you beyond academics, they will endeavour to enhance your skills and personal qualities by providing opportunities like enrichment, encouraging you to organise events for charity, and supporting your hobbies. Personally, myself and my peers benefited a lot from tutorial sessions on how to look after your physical and mental well-being during exams.

Why should people go to Egglescliffe?

One of the beauties of Egglescliffe is that they care about your results, but not just about your results. To the staff at Egglescliffe, you are more than just a target grade. The staff lead by example and encourage us to become honest, respectable and hard working individuals.

Where do you hope to be in 5 years?

I hope to have completed both my undergraduate degree in music and hopefully, a PGCE in either education. Returning to Egglescliffe as a member of staff one day is definitely something I’m aiming for!

Matthew Dale

Attended: 2017-2019

Where are you now?

I’m currently studying Economics at Newcastle University.

Favourite memory:

Probably the Chemistry trip near the end of Y13

Support you received:

Academically there was a lot of support all the teachers were willing to stay back after college and help. There was a lot of support when I was applying to university and this really helped it to not be a stressful time for me. The best bit of advice I received was from Mr Gratton, as I wasn’t too sure on going to University however I am really glad that I did!

Why people should go to Egglescliffe?

Obviously one reason is it is a fantastic 6th form and gets really good grades. But mainly the environment you are in. Coming from a different school I thought it might be hard to settle in as a lot of people were students there before however it couldn’t be further from this. The environment was great everyone was up for having a bit of a laugh as we would find out at the Christmas assembly’s.

Where do you hope to be in 5 years?

I will hopefully have finished my degree and possibly have a job in an investing or banking firm but I’m not certain on what I want to do yet so I guess we will see.