Horsham head teachers praise ‘record’ GCSE results

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STUDENTS in Horsham were celebrating record GCSE results this morning (Thursday)

Millais School was filled with screams of joy as girls received their results as soon as the school doors opened at 9am.

Aliya Yule, who got 12 A* grades and one A said: “I’m very happy. I tried not to think about it until today.”

Head teacher Leon Nettley told the County Times: “I want to congratulate all the pupils and staff on achieving record results which reflects the hard work throughout the year,

“The quality of teaching across the school is evident with more than 88 per cent of the pupils achieving five or more A* to C passes, 85 per cent achieving these top grades with English and mathematics. These are stunning results.”

Parents eagerly awaited the children’s results outside The Forest School and Head Boy, Dan Mannion was thrilled at achieving seven A* grades and three As.

He said “I plan on going to Collyers college, taking an engineering route and also applying for a sponsorship for university.”

Nick Cox also received outstanding results - ten A* grades, one A and one B, saying that he was very pleased, and wasn’t expecting to do as well as he did.

Head teacher Siobhan Denning said the school’s results were the best in its history adding: “I’m over the moon and the chair of governors shares my delight.

“The boys and the staff and parents have worked really hard to make these fantastic results happen.”

Meanwhile, there were plenty of smiles at Tanbridge House School as it celebrated 90 per cent of its students gaining five A* to C passes with one in five leaving with eight or more A* to A grades.

Adam Gurcan was pleased with his resulted, with included three A* grades, three As and four Bs.

He said: “I was worrying in the car on the way here but so relieved now. I’m so happy with this, two years of hard work has just paid off.”

Head teacher Jules White added: “I’m absolutely delighted for the students who have worked so hard supported by their families and of course the staff in achieving our stunning results.”

Mr White said the success right across the ability range had pleased him most.

Many students said they were now looking forwarding to starting A-level courses at Collyers but now before a well earned celebration with family and friends.

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