Principal - Toby Eastaugh
Principal - Toby Eastaugh


Jade Hanson

Left: 2013


Name: Jade Hanson

Achievement: Hairdresser

Year of leaving school: 2013

Since leaving Canon Lee in 2013, life has been a little bit of a roller coaster. I left school and joined York College to do a VRQ level 2 in Hairdressing. I’ve got to say, all the hard work at school and college paid off and I left college with merits across the board and I soon found my place at a local hairdressers. Although I was only at the hair dressers a year, it was a year of hard work and laughs that soon came to an end when I had my son, Kayden. I always thought that the certificates that I came out of school and college holding were my greatest achievements but that soon changed when I held my son. I soon found myself married and moved away to be with my husband in the army but it didn’t last long; to say the least, the army life wasn’t for me. It wasn’t long until I moved back home after a year away and then I found the person I’m spending the rest of my life with. 

Even though I’m now, 2 years later, in a wheelchair suffering paralysis of the right side of my body, I can honestly say that the certificates I came away with meant a lot, but my family is by far my greatest achievement! And even though I may never have full use of my body again, my boys continue to be the reason I smile.


Friday 24th June - city athletics semi finals and we took 46 talented pupils in all year groups and events! Team VOY did very well today with a good array of 🥇🥈🥉 Well done to all the pupils, you were totally awesome 😎 results to follow on Monday 🏆…