Leavers step out in style for Neale Wade Academy prom

PUBLISHED: 17:11 11 July 2017 | UPDATED: 17:11 11 July 2017

Neale Wade prom. PHOTO: Ian Carter.

Neale Wade prom. PHOTO: Ian Carter.

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Gorgeous gowns and sharp suits were out in force for the annual Neale Wade leavers prom.

Neale Wade prom. PHOTO: Ian Carter.Neale Wade prom. PHOTO: Ian Carter.

Students in year 11 turned out in their finery arriving in cars including a mustang and limousines.

Neale Wade prom. PHOTO: Ian Carter.Neale Wade prom. PHOTO: Ian Carter.

The leavers from the March college turned out in force watched by proud family members for the event which was held at Elme Hall Hotel in Wisbech.

Neale Wade prom. PHOTO: Ian Carter.Neale Wade prom. PHOTO: Ian Carter.

The prom marks the big event of the year after months of hard work for their GCSEs.

Neale Wade prom. PHOTO: Ian Carter.Neale Wade prom. PHOTO: Ian Carter.

Now it is a case of waiting for their exam results, which are expected in August.

Neale Wade prom. PHOTO: Ian Carter.Neale Wade prom. PHOTO: Ian Carter.

Proms can be traced back to simple banquets that 19th century American universities held for graduating classes.

Neale Wade prom. PHOTO: Ian Carter.Neale Wade prom. PHOTO: Ian Carter.

A growing teenage culture pushed for them at a younger age and by the 1950s, a thriving postwar economy saw more high schools hold them in venues other than in the school hall.

Neale Wade prom. PHOTO: Ian Carter.Neale Wade prom. PHOTO: Ian Carter.

The first Neale Wade prom was in 1989.

Neale Wade prom. PHOTO: Ian Carter.Neale Wade prom. PHOTO: Ian Carter.

Neale Wade prom. PHOTO: Ian Carter.Neale Wade prom. PHOTO: Ian Carter.

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