It was an absolute joy to welcome back our Year 11 pupils into school today to celebrate their outstanding set of GCSE results. The Senior School Hall had a real buzz as we got to see the students for the first time since March. 

We are thrilled that this year, 61% of all results were at the highest grades of 9/8 (A*), 80% were at grades 9-7 (A*/A) and 99.9% were at grades 9-4 (A*-C). 

Head Nina Gunson said: “I am so proud of this year group and their amazing set of results. It’s been a very challenging year for our GCSE students but they are a resilient and fearless cohort and we are sure they will go on to achieve great things in their Sixth Form years. Despite the challenges this period has presented us with, they have worked incredibly hard and shown such a positive attitude and we’re confident they are well equipped to enjoy a smooth transition onto the next level of their education.”

We really can’t wait to welcome our new Sixth Formers and the rest of the pupils back to school on Thursday, 3rd September.”

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St Johns ambulance volunteer Lahari Paladugu achieves a stunning set of GCSEs! 

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