Connor Foster

Left: 2016

Early Years Education Student

Name: Connor Foster

Achievement: Early Years Education Student

Year of leaving school: 2016

I left school in 2016 with no GCSE’s, wasn’t allowed to go to prom and during my last year, I had less than 45% attendance. I buckled down in York College and achieved a distinction in Professional Cookery and Patisserie Chef. I then went on to work at the York University as a wedding caterer.

I am now currently working within a primary school and private nursery studying Early Year’s Education and will be going on to doing a BA honours in Early Years Education very soon! In the future I’m going on to do a primary education degree at York St. John’s University after my Early Years Education course is complete. All this being achieved within 3 years of leaving school after leaving with not a single GCSE.

I think this is a good example to students who don’t care about their education just like I didn’t, which made my journey to becoming a teacher much harder.


Thank you so much to everyone who bought tickets in @vale_society's Christmas Raffle. Over £1300 has been raised to support projects for our students in school. All prize winners have been emailed directly and can collect their prizes from Main Reception from 5 January 2022!