Best ever GCSE maths results at Queen Eleanor School

Stamford Queen Eleanor School headteacher Wendy Hamilton with pupils who have passed their GCSE maths early. From left, Wendy Hamilton, Alex Rhodes, 16, Emma Dewey, 15, Emran Islam, 15, Nikita Holmes, 16, and Amelia Day, 15.'Photo: MSMP230113-013ow
Stamford Queen Eleanor School headteacher Wendy Hamilton with pupils who have passed their GCSE maths early. From left, Wendy Hamilton, Alex Rhodes, 16, Emma Dewey, 15, Emran Islam, 15, Nikita Holmes, 16, and Amelia Day, 15.'Photo: MSMP230113-013ow

A school is celebrating after receiving its best ever GCSE maths results two months before the summer exams begin.

Sixty-eight per cent of Year 11 pupils at Stamford Queen Eleanor achieved an A* to C grade in maths after being entered for their exams early.

The figure is a 19 per cent increase on last year’s figure of 49 per cent A* to C grades, which was the school’s best ever at the time.

Headteacher Wendy Hamilton said: “We are delighted with the superb progress that has been made in mathematics at the school.

“The pupils should be very pleased with their hard work, effort and achievement.”

The school received the results of a January Ofsted inspection two weeks ago.

Despite being given a “requires improvement” grade the school was praised for “early signs of much improved progress in mathematics as a result of better teaching.”

Mrs Hamilton added: “Our recent Ofsted report recognised the improved progress that has been made in the subject and also praised our outstanding achievements in English.

“We have made consistent improvements over the past few years, but we are confident that this year’s excellent results are a sign of more good things to come at Queen Eleanor.”

The maths results could still improve as some pupils will take their exams this summer.

Others who narrowly missed out on their target grade will also have a chance to resit the exam.