Abbeyfield School’s year 11s dressed to the nines to say goodbye after five years of classes together.
Just over 100 Chippenham students got together for the last time as a year group on Friday for their prom night at Manor House Golf Club, Castle Combe.
Many arrived in style in an array of vehicles from Bentleys to stretch limos. Others opted for a more down-to-earth but no less dramatic arrival, with Josh Slater-Brookes, George Soward and Luke Vines making an entrance on the back of a tractor.
The 16-year-olds were also celebrating having finished all their GCSE exams.
After a buffet meal they danced the night away, with their shiny sequins glistening beneath the disco lights.
The evening was arranged by Rachel Haig-Williams, humanities teacher and head of Alfred House, who said: “The children looked lovely, the girls in an array of dresses and the boys all suited and booted, some in dinner jackets and bow ties. Some of them were very emotional.
“All sorts of vehicles turn-ed up to drop them off. We were worried about whether some of them were going to get around the narrow streets.”
Abbeyfield headteacher David Nicholson said: “Seeing these debonair and mature young people letting their hair down after weeks of exams and revision was fantastic.
“The atmosphere was wonderful with so many teachers and students eating, chatting and dancing together.”
The school leavers will now be anxiously awaiting August 22 for the results that may determine their futures.
Many will return in the school’s sixth form.