We are delighted that our year 11 students have once again done fantastically well securing great outcomes after five years hard work at secondary school and seven at primary school. They have successfully taken on the stretching new 9-1 GCSE qualifications and we are thrilled that a number of our students have achieved the new gold star of grade 9 which is even harder to reach than the A*. This year group has shown strong increases in all the key measures with improved pass rates particularly in the higher grades 7, 8 and 9. We have seen a 100% pass rate in virtually all our subjects with almost every one of our students achieving the new 9-1 qualification. We are pleased to see another rise in our overall pass rate in our other vocational qualifications. The vast majority of our students are now able to successfully embark on the next stage of their education or training and we congratulate them on doing so well, not just academically but in every aspect of their life journey with us. I would like to thank them for everything they contributed to the community of Our Lady’s during their time with us.
We are particularly proud of: Jakub Szultka: 2x9, 2x8, 3x7, 1x6, A*A, Dist*, Merit - Sarah Walker: 1x9, 7x8, 1x7, A*, Dist* - Celestine Leadbeater: 1x9, 4x8, 3x7, 1x5, B, Dist* - Lois Hulse: 1x8, 3x7, 4x6, 2xA, Dist* - Georgia Metcalfe: 1x8, 6x7, 2x6, C, Dist, as well as many others who have all achieved outstanding results.”
Mrs Helen Seddon, Headteacher explains the secret of Our Lady’s continued success:-
‘We are a close family school and the support in place for all our students, gives them any additional help they may need to achieve beyond their expectations. All schools aspire to do this but Our Lady’s is remarkable because it succeeds with students of all abilities. Very importantly, we do not reduce our students’ focus down solely to exam success, we encourage them to take part in a wide range of extra-curricular and enrichment activities and we believe this helps our students become the confident, caring young people that they are.’