22 August, 2019
Students and staff at Ormiston Venture Academy have been proudly celebrating an excellent set of GCSE results this year – which have been praised by Schools Minister Lord Agnew as “exceptional”.
The school has recorded significant improvements and excellent results achieved across the board with 68% of students overall at the academy, which is sponsored by Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT), 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.
Some 85% of students gained at least a Grade 4 in English (an 11-percentage point increase on last year) and 72% achieved a Grade 4 or above in mathematics (up 2 percentage points on last year).
Amongst the many individual success stories of the day included:
With the excitement of revealing the outcomes of their hard work, there are outstanding results all round coupled with smiling faces beaming with pride. Over 5 years the students of Ormiston Venture Academy have been sensational with the progress they have made opening doors to exciting futures.
Schools Minister Lord Agnew said:
“Today marks the culmination of much hard work from students and teachers alike, and I want to congratulate all those involved in the exceptional results at Ormiston Venture Academy, and the wider team at Ormiston Academies Trust.
“GCSE results can be the springboard for a whole career, so whether young people choose further study through A levels, an apprenticeship or a vocational qualification, they should be full of excitement about the next stage in their lives.”
Simon Gilbert-Barnham, Principal of Ormiston Venture Academy, highlighted:
“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 true success across the full range of subjects.
“Thank you to everyone involved including families, staff and our Venture community. It is with real pride that I congratulate each and every one of them, wish them success in walking their future paths and thank them for the fantastic experience of seeing them grow into amazing young people at Venture. The students of Ormiston Venture Academy are exceptional, and so are their achievements”.
Nick Hudson, Chief Executive Officer of Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT) commented:
“I would like to congratulate everyone at Ormiston Venture Academy on an outstanding set of GCSE results.
“As a Trust, it is our absolute priority to ensure that every student fulfils their potential, no matter what their background. We are delighted to see the academy continuing to achieve so highly, reflective of today’s results.”