SIXTH formers at Devizes School let their hair down on Friday evening as they enjoyed their farewell prom before getting down to the hard work of A levels.

Staff and students alike dressed to impress.

Head of sixth form Clare Dale joked that she had been nominated as the person with the 'deadest trim' and revealed for those not in the know that meant worst haircut.

She said: "The 6th Form Prom is without doubt one of the best bits of the year and there is nothing better than celebrating the success of a yet another wonderful bunch of young people.

"As ever, we have all been itching to discover the answers to the most important questions: will Mr Bevan (head Phil Bevan) rock up looking like 007? And who will win the 'Deadest Trim' award (apparently that means 'worst haircut', and yes, I was nominated and put serious effort into practicing my acceptance speech!)

"All joking aside though, I couldn't be prouder of all of them. They fully embraced our 'Be More' philosophy and leave us as bigger and better individuals. Long may they continue to be brilliant."

Around 60 students celebrated at Cleeve House, Seend, as they took a break from exams which will continue next week. The evening included food, awards, speeches and a disco."

Senior vice principal Sue Marshall said: “With new suits and frocks bought the annual 6th Form prom gives the students a little relaxation and fun before the majority of exams kick off.

"It is good to see what the latest fashion is, although I never seem to keep up! It is a great event for both staff and students with some very dodgy dance moves in evidence as the evening goes on.

"I really look forward to the evening and it never disappoints. The bus ride home is always a treat with a good bit of singing to finish the night off.

"Here's to the class of 2019 they deserve every success in their exams and their bright futures.

"We look forward to meeting up with Year 13 once again for their presentation evening in December."