Students from Moreton Hall School near Oswestry are celebrating a record-breaking set of results with the highest percentage of Grade 9 in externally set and marked examinations in recent history. Likewise, the percentage of Grades 8 and 9 is the highest achieved in examinations since 2017.

A spokesperson for the school said, “However, at Moreton, we celebrate more than just grades and particular mention should be made of the outstanding progress made by so many of our students during their GCSE journey. The number of students who exceeded nationally standardised expectations by one grade or more was more than double than in 2019, showing significant ‘value added’ during their time at Moreton.

“The students deserve enormous credit for their achievements, but we must also pay tribute to the staff – both pastoral and academic – who have stretched, inspired and nurtured our GCSE students throughout their journey.

“Following in the strong tradition of success in STEM at Moreton, over half of all pupils taking Separate Sciences gained grade 8 or 9 creating a strong stepping stone for their studies in the Sixth Form. Likewise, French and Geography achieved strong results with a strong emphasis on the progress made by the individual students during their time with us.

“Whilst it is invidious to single out individual students, particular mention should be made of Gaia who achieved grade 9s in every one of her GCSEs whilst balancing a busy programme of commitments beyond the classroom. Likewise, congratulations must go to Bea, Jenabai, Nell and Afina who achieved 8s and 9s in all of their GCSE subjects. Furthermore, Isla achieved an excellent set of GCSEs, made all the more remarkable due to the time that she has to spend away from school training and competing as part of the national squad for Golf.”

Incoming Principal Sarah Davis, commented ‘A week after our excellent A Level results, we congratulate our students on their impressive GCSE achievements. We applaud the hard work and determination of our students and staff and look forward to their continued success in the next stage of their education’.

Pictured: (left to right):Bea Kani, Gaia Vyas-Adams, Jenabai Kassam.