GLF Schools GCSE Results

There was cause for celebration for both staff and students as this year’s GCSE results were unveiled at our schools today.

The new grading system saw a year of change for everyone involved, but the trust is delighted that its schools have presented another round of exemplary results.

Rosebery School, Epsom, is celebrating superb GCSE results with 88 per cent of students achieving  4+ in English and Maths, 44 per cent of which were at grades 9-7 (A*/A) and 13 students achieved A/A* and grades 7-9 in every one of their subjects.

Headteacher Ros Allen said: “This has been a very challenging year, given the breadth of change that teachers and students have had to deal with. I am thrilled that our students have risen so well to the rigours of these new courses and have achieved such great results, which entirely reflects their positive attitude and dedication. I am also very grateful to their teachers who have worked so hard to deliver these new courses and who should be very proud of the positive impact that they have had on the future of their students.”

At de Stafford School, Caterham, headteacher Jeremy Garner paid tribute to the hard work of both students and staff.

He said: “These outcomes do not happen by accident and are a testament to the dedication  and hard work of the students as well as the excellent support and guidance provided by staff, governors and parents. I am pleased that the cohort as a whole achieved a strong set of results against a backdrop of significant reform and change.

“New, harder content was included in the English and maths specifications for the first time last year, yet the majority of students again managed to achieve the key threshold measure of 9-4 grades (equivalent A* to C) in both these core subjects.”

At Meridian High School, Croydon,there was also much to celebrate.

Headteacher Martin Giles said: “It’s been a joyous morning for me, seeing so many deservedly delighted students. This is a year group that has come a long way. Their resolve and maturity, coupled with the hard work of our wonderful staff and teachers, means Meridian High can justifiably be pleased with our strong improvements this year.”

“The results this year demonstrate that students of all abilities and backgrounds can make outstanding progress,” he added

At The Beacon School, Banstead, the increase in pupils passing English and maths, in particular, has been significant - maths results increased by 16 per cent English by 10 per cent and there was a 74 per cent pass rate for each of these subjects.

Keith Batchelor, headteacher at the school, a member of the multi-academy GLF Trust, said: “Year 11s and all the staff have done the school proud this year.

“They have not only risen to the challenge of tougher GCSEs but gone beyond our expectations in their collective attainment. The rise in results is a real boost to the school.  We will see many more join us for Year 12 and wish the others on to successful futures elsewhere.”

There were also celebrations at Glyn School, Ewell, where the majority of the year will be staying-on to continue their studies.

Headteacher Matt Duffield said: “Myself and all the staff and governors at Glyn are incredibly proud of all of our students today with the publication of their GCSE and BTEC results, and in particular the outstanding levels of progress demonstrated by these figures.

“Yet again our students have secured fantastic outcomes, significantly above national averages in terms of raw attainment, notably with 87% of students securing a grade 4 or better in Maths and a remarkable 93% of students securing similar grades in English. Early analysis suggests also that our Progress 8 measure will be significantly higher than last year and our best on record.”