GCSE: Outstanding GCSE results for Stamford Endowed Schools
Students of the Stamford Endowed Schools have achieved outstanding results in this year’s GCSEs.
Stamford School, which caters for boys, has achieved its best results in a decade, with 55 per cent of all exams passed at grade 9-7, or the equivalent A* - A.
Stamford High School, for girls, achieved equally impressive results.
A total of 31 pupils at Stamford School passed at least five exams at the top grades of 9, 8 or A*, while Stamford High School saw the same results for 24 pupils – a total of 55 across Stamford Endowed Schools.
Nick Gallop, Head of Stamford School, said: “As a year group, the boys have performed exceptionally well and this is one of the best
set of results at GCSE that the School has ever achieved.
"The boys have been outstanding in so many areas over the years – in drama, music, sport, adventurous pursuits – and have crowned all their achievements to date with the best set of GCSE results in more than a decade.
"They should be rightly proud of their results today, which are an accurate reflection of all their hard work.
"I am sure that they would want to thank their teachers too, who have worked extremely hard to support every boy. We are all delighted that so many boys have surpassed their expectations.”
Mrs Vicky Buckman, Head of Stamford High School, said: “I am delighted for the girls and very proud of everything that they have done over the past year.
"It is evident from the results that they have worked extremely hard in preparation for their exams, but it is notable that their personal successes in their academic studies are being achieved alongside their much broader learning, across music, drama, CCF and sport, and in dedicating so much of their time to their school, and to their wider community.
"Their attitude to learning is outstanding, and their acquisition of academic skills – and not just knowledge – will underpin their future studies.
"Their performance throughout their GCSE years, in every sense, has provided the ideal foundation for happy and successful studies at Sixth Form and beyond.”
Principal of the Stamford Endowed Schools, Mr Will Phelan, commented: “This has been a challenging year for our students given the change in GCSE grading to a numbered system, but I am incredibly proud of the exceptional attitude to learning that is so much in evidence in our Stamfordians and their teachers.
"These results are a tremendous achievement, and reflect the true qualities of a Stamfordian: hard work, determination, resilience and ambition to be the best you can be.
"Learning at Stamford is always a collaboration: these grades owe much to a huge dose of support from parents, as well as an outstanding teaching and support network, and that collaborative approach is a recipe for success.
"Our students have achieved these significant results alongside undertaking a rich and busy co-curriculum where their contribution and representation across the Schools is much in evidence.
"All this prepares them for the next challenge ahead where they will thrive in the Sixth Form."