Exam success gives a taste of new era at Spalding Academy

Sir John Gleed School head girl Millie Barnett and head of academy Will Scott.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
Sir John Gleed School head girl Millie Barnett and head of academy Will Scott. Photo by Tim Wilson.
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The next set Year 11 students at what is, until Thursday, Sir John Gleed School will be the first to achieve GCSEs at the renamed Spalding Academy.

But the new partnership with Bourne Academy has the challenge of continuing the improvement shown by this summer’s GCSE students who flew high the banner carrying the name Sir John Gleed for the final time.

Tegan Wheeler who is off to do a Futsal scholarship in Peterborough after collecting 11 GCSEs at Sir John Gleed School, Spalding.  Photo by Michael Fysh.

Tegan Wheeler who is off to do a Futsal scholarship in Peterborough after collecting 11 GCSEs at Sir John Gleed School, Spalding. Photo by Michael Fysh.

Head of academy Will Scott said: “We are extremely proud to celebrate the successes of our Year 11 students after much hard work over the past year.

“There has been an improvement in the number of students at our school with five or more GCSE grades of A* to C, including English and Maths, as well as the new Progress 8 measure (of a pupil’s progress from the end of primary school to the end of secondary school).

”But there is still much to do and we are looking forward to working with our new academy sponsor, South Lincolnshire Academies Trust, from September to further improve the school’s results.”

One of the students who gave Mr Scott cause to celebrate was Tegan Wheeler (16) who earned two As, seven Bs and two Cs.

We are extremely proud to celebrate the successes of our Year 11 students after much hard work over the past year

Will Scott, Head of Academy, Sir John Gleed School, Spalding

Tegan said: “I am very happy with my results and with two more marks in Biology and Chemistry, they would have been A grades too.

“I worked hard and revised hard but didn’t expect the results I got.

“But I’m also proud of my younger sister Robyn who only turned 16 last Wednesday and also got her results on Thursday.

“She passed everything so we have 23 GCSEs between us and we are both going to Nene Park Academy, Peterborough, to do a Futsal scholarship with Peterborough United Football Club, along with a BTEC Sport Level 3 and an A-level in Psychology.

“Ultimately, we both want to be teachers.

“I’ve enjoyed my time at Sir John Gleed School and I’d like to say thanks to Mr Billinghurst, Mrs Watt, Mr Scott, Mr Lakin and, in particular, Miss Bray. “Finally, I’ve also made some friends at the school who I know will achieve great things.”