There were celebrations across The Ecclesbourne School today – with 90% of students gaining GSCE English at grade 4-9 and 90% in Maths. 33% of all GCSEs sat secured a 7 or above. In a year when the government in England decided to return to pre-pandemic grading our students can be so proud of their achievement with 68% gaining a grade 5 or above in English and Maths compared to a national figure of 42% in 2019.
James McNamara, Head Teacher, said: “I am absolutely delighted with the exceptionally strong set of results from our students."
“While we have a huge amount to celebrate as a school, today is about each individual student being able to be justifiably proud of themselves for what they have achieved. They have worked phenomenally hard, and they remained focused and calm through the turbulence we have all faced.”
Mr McNamara added: “it is not the headline outcome figures that I am most delighted with. Initial indications suggest that across the Class of 2023 students made excellent progress from their various starting points.
“To achieve this as a school we have to offer so much more than academic rigour. Happy students thrive, and that is why it is important to also applaud our staff for their care, support, and their generosity with their time. They have done all that they can to ensure students entered this critical stage of their education with confidence and calmness – and that approach has clearly helped our amazing students to shine.”
We are thrilled with our students’ success which continues The Ecclesbourne School’s tradition of high academic achievement for all. Today’s outcomes serve as a testament to the commitment of our students, the skill and dedication of our staff and Governors and the incredible support we receive from parents and carers.