Upper School Awards Afternoon

Posted by Suzanne Alexander

We were delighted to welcome Roger Graves, Retail Branch Manager HSBC Grantham & Active Rotarian as guest speaker at our Upper School Awards on Tuesday 27th November. The awards celebrated the achievements of last year’s Year 9 and Year 10 students who were presented with gift vouchers for their subject awards and trophies for excelling in their subjects and two special awards.  We were delighted to welcome families of the students involved to the awards afternoon.  Pippa Winter, a Year 9 student provided musical entertainment by singing ‘So Much Better’ from the musical ‘Legally Blond’.  Congratulations to all our students!


Roger Graves

Roger started his banking career with Midland Bank, now HSBC UK Bank in 1971, working in Belsize Park branch in London before moving back to Lincolnshire to work in Stamford and Grantham branches then obtaining his first Managerial position as Personal Lending Manager in Grantham. He then moved onto become Operations Manager at Boston prior to becoming Branch Manager in the same town. Undertaking various managerial roles within the bank over the years, Roger is the Retail Branch Manager at HSBC Grantham.

Roger has been an active member of the Rotary Club of Grantham since 1995 and for the past 16 years has undertaken the role of Chair for the “Rotary Swimarathon” which celebrates its 30th Anniversary in 2019 raising hundreds of thousands for many worthy charities. He helped set up the Rotary Global Swimarathon in 2012 which has helped raise over US$2million to help vaccinate against polio.

A keen cyclist, Roger has taken part in the ‘Ride London’ event five times. He is also a keen amateur photographer having recently undertaken his first solo wedding. Roger is married with two older children – one who is the Operations Manager for Inspire Plus Sports Charity and his daughter who is presently undertaking her PGSE at Loughborough University in Physical Education.