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Lord Leveson and Victoria Wood bid farewell to UCS headteacher at annual prize giving

PUBLISHED: 17:00 27 May 2013

Lord Justice Leveson, headteacher Kenneth Durham and Victoria Wood with students at the UCS prize-giving ceremony. Picture: Nigel Sutton.

Lord Justice Leveson, headteacher Kenneth Durham and Victoria Wood with students at the UCS prize-giving ceremony. Picture: Nigel Sutton.

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Top judge Lord Justice Leveson and comedian Victoria Wood paid tribute to students and their outgoing headteacher at an annual school prize-giving.

University College School (UCS), in Frognal, Hampstead, held its annual speeches and prize-giving ceremony on Thursday.

The event carried added significance this year as the school bids farewell to headteacher Kenneth Durham, who retires at the end of the academic year after 17 years at UCS.

Lord Leveson, a Hampstead Garden Suburb resident and chairman of the school’s council, welcomed guests on the night and spoke movingly about Mr Durham.

The headteacher then gave his final-ever annual report looking back on the academic year and highlighting individual and group successes.

Highgate resident Ms Wood then presented pupils with various prizes recognising achievements in academic subjects, sports and services to the school and community, before giving an entertaining speech of her own.

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