Just four months after Wilmslow High School's full Ofsted inspection graded it "good" across all five of the separate judgements and paid tribute to the "strong" academic, pastoral and wider curriculum provision experienced by our students, the school is celebrating excellent GCSE results.
With 85% of Wilmslow High School students gaining a grade 4 or above in English and 83% in mathematics, whilst performance in the key threshold of Level 2 English and mathematics was 79%.
The performance of the highest attainers is strong with 34% of students gaining at least one grade 7 or above in English, 29% in mathematics and 39% in at least one science GCSE.
Whilst the number of the new top grade 9s that have been awarded was 15 in English Language, 23 in English Literature, 16 in mathematics and 42 students achieving 1 or more in their science GCSEs. These figures represent performance that is at least double the national average.
Furthermore, there are two students who have achieved grade 9s in all 9 of the GCSE examinations. This is an especially noteworthy performance since last year there were only just over 700 students across the whole of England who achieved at a similar level.
Dr James Pullé, Headteacher said "Our students' fantastic GCSE results have been earned by their determination to push performance beyond their personal bests, the patient support provided by their families and friends and the careful preparation and perseverance of teaching staff.
"We are delighted that our young people continue to rise to the challenge presented by a qualification system that demands precise memory recall of extensive subject knowledge in high pressure examination situation. This has required conscientious revision and regular practice of working in timed conditions. All involved know just how much work has gone into the examination results that our students can be proudest of.
"Of course this sense of pride covers the full range of achievements and experiences that these young people have had during their secondary education. Through business, debating and sporting competitions, through participation in design activities, educational visits and the performing arts and through programmes of work experience, healthy lifestyles development and community volunteering, this group of students have now well placed to flourish in learning, work and life.
"The best wishes of our governing board and all the staff at school go to our students as they embark on the opportunities that now await them in the sixth form, at college or on an apprenticeship."