Ashfield and Sutton schools pleased with GCSE results progress

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Students in Ashfield have made incredible progress with the arrival of their GCSE results.

Lammas School in Sutton said this year’s results have been the school’s highest achievement since its inception in 1981.

Students at the school have come out top with 71 per cent achieving five or more A* to C grades, including English and Maths and 88 per cent achieved five or more A* to C grades overall.

The school was also accepted into the Independent Schools Association this year, which provides practical advice and training to its members.

Rod Singleton, retiring head teacher, said: “What a wonderful way to end my headship with such good results.

“I am leaving with a firm foundation established and a great management team and governing advisory board to lead Lammas School to great heights.

“I am extremely proud of our students and our teaching staff, who worked individually with our students to ensure they achieved the very best that they could.”

GCSE students at Quarrydale Academy are also celebrating their best ever results.

The school matched Lammas School’s pass rate of 71 per cent of students achieving five or more A* to C grades including english and maths.

But Quarrydale had a higher percentage of students achieving five or more A* to C grades overall (97 per cent).

Jonathan Crone, head teacher, said: “We are absolutely delighted for all our young people who have worked really hard to achieve these fantastic results.

“Once again, the efforts of all concerned, students, parents, teachers and governors have paid off and the Academy has out-performed its challenging target by 11 per cent. We are really proud of every one who has done so well.”

Ashfield School students ranked under Lammas and Quarrydale with 57 per cent of students achieving five or more A* to C grades including english and maths.

Richard Vasey, head teacher, was delighted with the results.

He said: “We are pleased to have maintained our headline five A* to C rate for the year group and are delighted that both the proportion of A/A* grades and the levels of progress made by the students has increased compared to previous years. “This represents another very successful set of results for both students and staff at the school.”

The school had an overall pass rate of 85 per cent of students achieving five or more A* to C grades.

Kirkby College in Kirkby said it has made progress on last year’s results after being described by OFSTED in May as a ‘rapidly improving school’.

Fifty-four per cent of students achieved five A* to C grades including english and maths.

Bev Blagden, acting head teacher, said: “Congratulations to all our students who have worked exceptionally hard this year to achieve the success which they deserve.

“Thanks also to the staff at Kirkby College for all their efforts. We are proud of all our students and look forward to another successful year in which we will make further progress.”

Alex Kornov achieved six A*’s, five A’s and one B. Sophie Hill was pleased with her results of two A*’s, two A’s, six B’s and two C’s. Aiden Foley achieved two A*’s, two A’s, five B’s and three C’s.