A record breaking 100 per cent of pupils at Samuel Ward Academy have passed their GCSEs with grades between A* and C, while 70 per cent also met the Government’s more demanding measure of 5 A* to C grades, including English and maths.
Against the backdrop of an outstanding set of results overall, notable individual successes include Emily Jerram (6 A*, 4 As), Georgina Westrope (4 A*, 4A and 2 Bs), Tom Marsh (6A*, 2A and 4Bs), Lauren Crane (3A*, 4A, 2B and 1C), Kelsey Mealham (2A*, 8A and 1B), Jacob Simmons (2A*, 5A and 4Bs), Emily Wickington (2A*, 5A and 3Bs), and Hannah Murphy (2A*, 5A and 3Bs).
Vice principal Andy Prestoe said: “I am incredibly proud of the achievement of our pupils. They have had to work extremely hard and have shown great determination in getting to this point.
“The progress that they have made is phenomenal. The fact that so many did well in academic subjects like English, maths, languages and science, as well as in creative subjects like art, media and design technology is a real plus for their future employment and college prospects.
“It’s also testimony to the skill and dedication of the teaching staff and the support provided by their parents.”
For more reaction, including that of the students, see next Thursday’s (August 29) Haverhill Echo.