TEENAGER Charlie Irlam has been highly praised after receiving a quartet of awards at Beech Hall School’s end of year prize-giving.

Charlie, 14, from Mobberley, received awards for ‘effort leading to progress’ in maths, DT and history, and the Olympic Values Platinum Passport.

Pupils, teachers, parents and friends came together at the Tytherington school to mark the end of the academic year with a sports day, swimming gala and award ceremony on the lawn.

Families brought their picnic blankets and fold-up chairs to enjoy an afternoon of celebration.

The school offered guests afternoon tea while reminiscing on the highlights of the past year.

Special guest, Professor Michael Lewis, executive chairman of the Riverston Group, presented Charlie with his certificates.

Headmaster James Allen said: “At Beech Hall School we believe it is important to mark our pupils’ progress, as ultimately that is what leads to attainment.

“Charlie is an exceptional pupil who has put in a lot of effort, and we are pleased to present him with these awards.”

Beech Hall School is a non-selective independent school for children aged six months to 16, and is part of the Riverston Group.