GCSE results: Churchill Academy headteacher pleased by ‘excellent’ results

PUBLISHED: 13:47 24 August 2017

Benedict Pearce and Izzy Ebdon with headteacher Chris Hildrew. Picture: Churchill Academy

Benedict Pearce and Izzy Ebdon with headteacher Chris Hildrew. Picture: Churchill Academy


‘Tears of joy’ marked an ‘excellent’ GCSE results day for Churchill Academy and Sixth Form.

George Skeen. Picture: Churchill AcademyGeorge Skeen. Picture: Churchill Academy

The school is celebrating improved results in GCSE English and maths, with nearly three quarters of pupils (72 per cent) achieved a grade 4 or better which is almost six per cent better than in 2016, while 51 per cent achieved grade 5 or better.

Almost 150 grades were rated at 7 or better, with 20 grade 9s earned by the class of 2017.

Headteacher Chris Hildrew told the Mercury he was ‘very happy’ with the ‘excellent’ results.

He said: “It’s great to see the smiles on the kids’ faces, and lots of tears – but tears of joy.

Alice Vaughn and Rachel Bowman receiving their results. Picture: Churchill AcademyAlice Vaughn and Rachel Bowman receiving their results. Picture: Churchill Academy

“I’m really pleased to see a good crop of 7-9s in there. We didn’t know what the numbered grades were going to look like so it’s really pleasing to see they have been rewarded for the efforts they have put in.”

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