STUDENTS and staff celebrated with friends and families as sixth formers marked the end of their schooldays.

Beautiful ball gowns and sharp suits were the order of the evening as Barnard Castle School commemorated the culmination of the academic year with a leavers’ ball to remember.

A marquee became the setting for a celebratory meal followed by dancing into the night as Year 13 students marked the end of one era in education and looked forward to the next.