Ryan Spencer has fought back against all the odds to become a karate champion despite suffering a rare medical condition.
The teenager is one of only a few hundred people in the country who has been diagnosed with Hereditary Multiple Exostoses, a painful bone condition.
Yet, despite living with HME for more than nine years, Ryan has gone on to become one of the country’s most promising young karate stars, picking up World and European titles along the way.
We would like to send huge congratulations to all of our students who received their A level and BTEC results this week.
It was an anxious wait as many of our students were waiting to hear from universities across the country.
The results came in and after of 2 years hard work they performed very well and the majority of students gained entry to their first choice of university.
The following students gained grades of ABB or higher, very well done.
What an incredible day at the National Cycling Centre.
Not only did we get to ride on the velodrome for an hour with some flying laps (those corners are so steep and scary) but we were fortunate enough to meet Alan Newton Winner of a 4000m bronze medal at the 1952 Olympic Games AND witness the England and Scotland commonwealth teams in training including Sir Bradley Wiggins, Ed Clancy and Laura Trott. Anna Kay was so excited.