Forest School star pupil achieves 15 A*/As

Will Early is congratulated by Forest School headteacher Siobhan Denning on achieving 15 A*/A grades.
Will Early is congratulated by Forest School headteacher Siobhan Denning on achieving 15 A*/A grades.

A STAR pupil at the Forest School, Horsham, achieved a stunning 15 A*/A grades in his GCSE results.

Will Early had achieved many of his results in years 9 and 10, and has already passed his Maths A-level two years early, achieving the top grade.

And he wasn’t the only pupil at the school to do well – almost a quarter of Forest’s results (22%) were either an A* or an A.

The school also entered eleven of its finest Year 9 mathematicians for GCSE Maths – they all passed and 73% of them achieved an A*/A.

These outstanding results continue the upward trend seen over the past 5 years, with 71% of pupils achieving 5 or more A* - C grades, including English and Maths, representing a 9% improvement from last year.

Even more impressive is that more than two-thirds of the year group (68%) achieved 8 or more A* - C grades and that a staggering 53% - over half the cohort - achieved 10 or more A* - C grades. 79% achieved 5 Cs or above - all these figures represent an improvement on previous years’ results.

A significant number of pupils achieved exceptional results - 25 pupils gained 7 or more A* / A grades. The Head Boy, Dan Mannion, Ben Garry, Sean McDiamid, Matt Cole and Dylan Marshall all achieved 12 A* / A grades and Nick Cox recorded 11.

Siobhan Denning, Headteacher, said: “I’m delighted! These results are stunning and reflect the hard work and commitment of pupils and staff. Many staff were in school with me for results day, and shared my delight in seeing the smiles of joy and pride lighting up the faces of our pupils as they opened their envelopes.

“Whilst we are very proud of those boys who have done exceptionally well, everyone at the school is also proud of ALL our pupils – as with all previous years, all those pupils who completed their examinations achieved 5 or more A* - G GCSEs.

“I’d like to single out for mention 3 boys who made exceptionally good progress over their 5 years with us and who should justifiably be very proud of their results: Stanley Amoah, Jed Jankowski and Scott Murrell.”

“We value highly the positive relationships we build with our pupils here at Forest and their individual success means a great deal to all their staff. The achievement of our pupils is also a reflection of the support of their parents, and everyone is to be congratulated.”