GCSE success brings glee to Gleed

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Hugs and kisses were in plentiful supply today at Sir John Gleed School, Spalding, where GCSE students have done themselves and their staff proud.

The school is celebrating the fact that 41 per cent of students have gained five or more A* to C grades in subjects, including English and maths, while more than 62 per cent collected five or more A* to C grades overall.

Successful GCSE students at Sir John Gleed School, Spalding (back) Alice Ketteringham, Lauren Bright, Tasha Gilbert, Emer Scully, (front) Victoria Peacock and Sarah Cooke. 'Photo:  SG220813-128TW www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto

Successful GCSE students at Sir John Gleed School, Spalding (back) Alice Ketteringham, Lauren Bright, Tasha Gilbert, Emer Scully, (front) Victoria Peacock and Sarah Cooke. 'Photo: SG220813-128TW www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/buyaphoto

Acting headteacher Will Scott said he was pleased with the results in what has been a “difficult year” for the school and that students had given themselves the opportunity to go on to further education.

“Overall, I’m pleased that we’ve exceeded the Government’s minimum target (40 per cent) and improved on GCSE results last year in spite of what has been quite a difficult year at the school.

“There have been some fantastic individual achievements, with some students gainings 10 to 12 A* to C grades which is sensational.

“This opens doors and gives them life choices beyond our school for further education.”

Among the delighted students was Kimberley Wallace (16) of Spalding who gained four As, including Chemistry, English language and religious education, four Bs and a C.

She said: “I’m very pleased and my results were better than I expected.

“The wait for them was awful but my parents are proud of me and now I just want to take one step at a time in deciding what I’m going to do in the future.”