Immensely proud

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Once again, we are immensely proud of our Year 11 pupils’ achievements this year. There have been some outstanding individual achievements across the full ability range, with many pupils making much better progress than expected. This year’s results are a reflection of the hard work and commitment of the pupils and the staff. However, we must also thank all of the Parents and Carers who have provided their full support and encouragement throughout the five years.

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This year’s many success stories clearly illustrate that hard work, high aspirations and excellent attendance along with positive and successful partnerships between home and the Academy help to maximise GCSE outcomes at the end of Year 11.

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In addition to our continual drive to raise standards for all pupils, we have been working hard to ensure that the most able pupils are appropriately stretched and challenged at Winifred Holtby Academy. As a result of this work, we are delighted that 20% of all grades awarded this year were at Grade 7-9. In addition, for the first time ever, 5 of our pupils achieved 5 or more GCSEs at Grade 9, placing them comfortably in the top 5% of pupils across the country. This is something we are all really proud of.

Many subject areas also recorded outstanding success this year. In English, 23% of pupils recorded at least Grade 7 and in triple science, 30% of all grades awarded were Grade 9. More subjects than ever recorded 100% pass rate at Grade 4, or equivalent, these included biology, physics, business studies, performing arts, sport, childcare, statistics, food and nutrition and graphics.

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However, we are not complacent and, as always, we remain determined to build upon our successes and remain ambitious for the future. We are committed to providing the very best for every pupil and look forward to celebrating improvements year on year.

We wish all of our pupils the very best for the next stage of their education, training or employment and look forward to hearing about their future successes.

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