GCSE celebrations at Ormiston Academies Trust

  23 August, 2019

Students and staff across 30 of Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT)’s schools have celebrated collecting their GCSE results this week.

Marked improvements, record results and outstanding stories of individual success have been shared in every school – from Grimsby, Runcorn and across Birmingham, right through to the Isle of Wight, Chichester, Great Yarmouth and Essex.

Amongst the many successes included:

Ormiston Venture Academy in Great Yarmouth, where students and staff are proudly celebrating an excellent set of GCSE results, which have also been praised by Schools Minister Lord Agnew as “exceptional”.

The school has recorded significant improvements across the board, with 68% of students achieving a Grade 4 or higher in both English and maths – a five percentage point increase on last year’s figure and a 21-percentage point increase on 2017.

Commenting on this year’s achievements, Ormiston Venture Academy Principal Simon Gilbert-Barnham said “It has been a pleasure to teach and work with such an amazing group of students over their time at Venture. Their success is fully deserved with so many of them not only achieving the very top grades but reaching true success across the full range of subjects.”.

Students at Ormiston Venture Academy

In West Bromwich, George Salter Academy (GSA) shared similar success with improvements across the key subjects. Two thirds of students achieved a Grade 4 or above in English and maths – an impressive 9% increase on last year’s figure. More than half of exam entries sat achieved a Grade 5 or above, and over a third achieved the top grades of a 6 or higher.

Students achieving top marks included Head and Deputy Head Girl Amice Holden and Kirandeep Kaur, and Head and Deputy Head Boy Hayden Boora and Ahmed Obaid. All four students sit on the academy’s student leadership team and alongside performing highly in their examinations, have worked tirelessly to be student ambassadors to represent their peers.

At Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy in Stoke-on-Trent, more students than ever before achieved a Grade 5 or above in English and maths, making significantly higher progress than students nationally. Amongst the highest achievers of the day included Subandi Thennakoon, who achieved seven Grade 9s in English Literature, English Language, double science, history and religious studies.

Congratulating students on their achievements, Executive Principal Mark Stanyer said: “OSSMA is a family community, and these results are the culmination of five years of hard-work and commitment shown by our students and staff”.

Students at OSSMA jumping for joy

In Flegg High Ormiston Academy’s first year as a new Ormiston academy, the school celebrated a considerable boost in attainment, with 72% of students achieving their combined English and maths at Grade 4 – a significant 23 percentage point increase on last year’s figure. Students achieved some real successes, with Rose Turner achieving five top Grade 9s and four Grade 8s.

Broadland High Ormiston Academy in Hoveton achieved record figures this summer, with over 73% of students achieving a pass in English and maths. Broadland also recorded a particularly strong performance in maths, with 82% of students achieving a Grade 4 or above and 67% achieving a Grade 5 or higher. Jessica Errington and Amelia Dixon were amongst the top performers both at the school and nationally, achieving an exceptional nine Grade 9s.

Celebrating the achievements, Principal Aron Whiles said “we are thrilled and enormously proud of the record GCSE results our Year 11 students have achieved this year. They are a true credit to Broadland and have shown excellent commitment, dedication and hard work in their studies throughout their five years here and have been rightly rewarded with these outstanding results.”

Commenting on this year’s GCSE results, OAT’s Chief Executive Officer, Nick Hudson said:

“I would like to congratulate all our students across our thirty secondary schools, who have collected their GCSE results. It is a key milestone in their educational journey, and it is brilliant to see the hard work of both our students and staff paying off with such strong achievements.

“As a Trust, we are committed to ensuring that all our students have the opportunity to succeed and we look forward to continuing to work closely with all our schools to achieve this.”

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