ALL three secondary school headteachers in Spalding are celebrating good results at GCSE, despite this morning’s national news about more vigorous marking sending grades down.
Spalding High School pupils in particular achieved “outstanding” results, according to headmaster Tim Clark, with 13 pupils achieving 12 A*/As and eight receiving 11 A*/As.
At Spalding Grammar School the second highest performing student in terms of A* grades was Lithuanian Ernestas Jackevic (16) who only arrived in the country seven years ago with basic English. Ernestas, of Spalding, has eight GCSEs at A* and one at A.
Other boys who did particularly well were Shannon Prudom (16), of Donington, who has four A* and 12 As, while James Shuster (16), of Thorney, achieved a total of 14 GCSEs at A*/A and top of the A* grades league table was Christopher Nelson (17), of Holbeach, with nine A* as well as three As.
Headteacher Nigel Ryan said, overall, students, parents and staff could be justly proud of their achievements.
At the Sir John Gleed School, headteacher Janet Daniels was also pleased that, despite the upheaval the school has gone through in merging the boys’ and girls’ campuses, and in spite of the re-grading, pupils had improved on their overall performance.
She said: “Both schools separately and the new school overall have improved and the overall percentage that achieved A-C English and Maths is 43 per cent.
“It’s a sound start for our new school and we are very pleased to buck that national trend.”