Future’s bright after best year

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Students in Donington are celebrating ‘best ever’ results – placing Thomas Cowley High School in the top 25 per cent nationally.

Ninety-nine per cent of students gained at least five or more GCSE grades A*-G.

Forty-nine per cent of students gained 10 or more GCSE grades A*-C.

These grades have secured further education for students at grammar schools and colleges in Spalding, Boston and Stamford

Martyn Taylor, headteacher, said: “The year group worked tremendously hard throughout their time at The Thomas Cowley High School. They have proved to be a credit to themselves and the school is thrilled that they have done so well.

“Congratulations are also due to the staff at the Thomas Cowley High School who dedicate themselves to ensuring that all students can be the best that they can be. They too have worked tirelessly to help all the students achieve these outstanding results.

“The results show clearly that students of all ability are given the opportunity, the expert assistance and the individual care in order to do well.”

Mr Taylor said the days of a rush for the door when the bell goes at 3.15pm are over. He said: “Many of them are still here working at 5pm.

“They know what they need to do to succeed.”

Three students who especially earned praise from headteacher Martyn Taylor are Zachary Duncan-Johal, Luke Cowdell and Jason Kirlew, all aged 16.

Zachary passed 17 GCSEs and Luke 16, with Jason achieving an AS level in maths.

They said they were delighted and already had ambitions. Zachary wants to be an architect, Luke a barrister and Jason something involving maths.