Students were celebrating an excellent set of GCSE results today.

Mr Gritton said: “We were delighted for our Year 11 pupils this year who achieved an excellent set of results despite all of the disruption they have experienced over the past 18 months. These results, which are a further improvement on those our pupils achieved in 2019, show how well this group adapted to learning online as well as making additional time to catch up on any missed learning if they were absent from school. It really is a remarkable achievement and shows the resilience of young people as well as the adaptability of teachers during the most challenging of times. We wish our year 11 pupils all the very best for the future and look forward to welcoming many of them back into our Sixth Form in September.”

Maisie Litherland received an early birthday present when she picked up her results as she will be turning 16 in two days. She achieved grades ranging from 6 to 9. The teenager said: “I was really scared so I’m just relieved now. I got what I wanted and I got 9s in two of the subjects I’ll be studying at A-Level in the Sixth Form here. It has been difficult because of the pandemic and not knowing what was going to happen but everyone has worked so hard. All of my family are very happy and proud of me.”

James Eatch achieved grades ranging from 5 to 9 and said he was pleased with his results.