DESPITE the enormous upheaval experienced by the Sir John Gleed School – recently formed from the merged boys’ and girls’ campuses – the Spalding school has put in a good performance.
Headteacher Janet Daniels described the results as a “sound start” for the new school going forward, with pupils achieving improved grades over last year in the face of tougher marking.
She said: “We are as disappointed as everybody else that the national figures have looked bleaker this year after the re-grading, but as a school we are very pleased that, despite the fact that we have had so much upheaval this year with joining the schools together, both schools separately and the new school overall have improved. Overall, 43 per cent achieved A-C grades in English and maths.
“It’s a sound start for the new school and, given the national picture, we are very pleased to buck that trend with some fantastic results.”
Nathan Henfry was the school’s highest achiever with four A*s, one A and 9.5 GCSEs overall, while the highest achieving girl was Rochelle Foord, with 12.5 GCSEs.
Head girl Enya Szokalska got an A*, four As, ten Bs and a C, and she plans to transfer to Spalding Grammar School for A-levels in English language and literature, 16th century history, maths and RE, while head boy Jamie Casey achieved 8.5 equivalent GCSEs.
Alex Blazsko, who joined the school in Year Seven when he took his Polish GCSE, has gone on to be a star in the school, achieving 12 GCSE equivalents, described by Mrs Daniels as an “amazing” result.
Mrs Daniels also had praise for Klaudia Wawrowska, who has been in the school since Year Seven when she moved from Poland, and has gained an English Baccalaureate.
Mrs Daniels also praised the BTEC students, a third of whom achieved the top grade, which is equivalent to A at GCSE.
She said: “Overall, we are really pleased that the hard work has paid off and we have a sound base to start the new school in September as a co-educational establishment.”