GCSE: Middlecott maintain performance - and aim high

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Kirton’s Middlecott School matched last year’s GCSE performance – with its new head setting her sights even higher for next year.

Headteacher Julia Garwood, who took over at the Middlecott earlier this year, praised pupils after 95 per cent achieved five GCSEs at A* to G.

She said it was a ‘fantastic accomplishment’ which compares well with the national average and said many individuals outperformed their own personal targets.

Ms Garwood said: “The on-going improvements in the school has allowed this year’s results to equal last year’s performance.”

She said her vision of ‘Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day’ will help create a ‘culture of success’ at the school for the future.

She added: “We will keep pursuing improvement, aiming for even higher results next year.”

The number of pupils getting five or more passes at C or above, including English and maths, was 38 per cent.

Individual successes included year 8 student David Norton, who managed to get a GCSE C in maths aged just 13.

Other top performers included: Jade Bell who achieved four GCSE grades at A* and 3 at grade A. Natasha Berg who achieved 4 A*, 1 grade A and 3 Bs, Lauren Harvey 4 A*, 2 Grade A and 3 Bs, Josh Smith achieved 4A*, 1 A and 3 Bs, Brodie Bonsor achieved 2 Grade A* , 3 Grade A and 2 Bs.

Other students achieving A* grades included Joe Kidby, Ryan Lawson, Keiran Lawson-Michie, Demi Loughran, Katy Tointon, Joe Wakefield, Chantel Walsh, Harry Woods and Luke Wright.

In RE more than 80 per cent of Middlecott pupils achieved a C or above.

The school says all of its year 11s were able to get what they needed to go on to their preferred next step – whether college, vocational courses, apprenticeships or a job.

Ms Garwood was keen to thank her staff and the students for their hard work throughout the year. Staff had put on extra lessons for children after school and during the holidays – with many children also attending lessons on Saturdays.