GCSE RESULTS: Middlecott Academy ‘maintains similar results ‘despite challenging few years’

Michal Zuk and Akayla Newton
Michal Zuk and Akayla Newton

The chair of Thomas Middlecott Academy’s Improvement Board has praised the pupils for their achievements despite ‘a challenging few years’ for the school.

Chair of the Academy Improvement Board Paul Ainsworth said: “I would like to say well done to our students on their achievements.”

“There is no shying away from the fact that it has been a challenging few years for this school, however we have maintained similar results to last year.

“The academy joined the David Ross Education Trust in March 2015 and we have already put a number of initiatives in place to help drive the academy forward.

“Although there is still much to do, next year there will be lots of developments at the academy, as it starts to see the benefits of being part of the Trust’s network.”

There were lots of smiling faces at Thomas Middlecott Academy as students received their GCSE results today.

Among those celebrating was Katie Frost, Deputy Head Girl; who achieved one A*, two A, three B, three C grades.

She said: “I was so nervous this morning, so I’m really relieved with my results, in particular my maths. I’m going to Sixth Form next year and am hoping to go to university after that.”

Tomasz Rosik was also celebrating after receiving he results.

Tomasz who achieved one A, one B and five C grades said: “I am really pleased. I got an A in Maths, which I wasn’t expecting and all my other results were A-C.”

Charlie Bonner achieved one A, seven B and one C grade. He said: “I did much better than I expected. I have achieved the grades I need for Sixth Form.”

There were also top performances from Akayla Newton and Michal Zuk.

Akayla who achieved three A, four B and one C grade said:: “I revised every single day in the run up to my exams.

“It was revision, revision, revision. I’m so glad that I got the results I wanted.”

Michal who achieved 1A, 5B, 2C added, “I wanted to make my family proud, I’m so happy that I did so well.”

Wendy Marshall, Chief Executive of the David Ross Education Trust, said: “This is an exciting time for Thomas Middlecott students. From meeting Red Arrow pilots to training sessions with the country’s greatest athletes, there has been a great deal going at the academy over the last few months. I have no doubt that the strategies we have now put in place will lead to significant improvements here.

“As a Trust, we have real experience of improving academic outcomes in rural secondary schools. For example, Charles Read Academy near Bourne, is today celebrating a 21 percentage point increase in its results since joining the Trust in 2013. I have no doubt that the strategies we have now put in place will lead to similar improvements at Thomas Middlecott.”