IT was an early start for students at Tenbury High School Ormiston Academy who started gathering before eight in the morning to collect their results.

The stress lifted from the faces of students and staff as the school built upon its record of success in recent years.

Staff and pupils, alike, have worked hard to ensure Tenbury’s young people achieve the results required to get them to their chosen post 16 destinations.

Nearly half of pupils achieved strong passes (Grade 5 and above) in both English and maths, whilst over two thirds of pupils achieved the standard pass of a Grade 4 or higher in both English and Maths.

Over a third of grades achieved were the Grade 6 to 9 (previously A*-B) and 17 per cent of all grades achieved were the top Grade 7-9.

Head Boy, Joseph Mackenzie, achieved an impressive six grade 9s, an A* in Further maths and a further two grade 6s;

Alice Bristow, achieved three grade 9s, Distinction *, two grade 8s and four grade 7s

Deputy Head Girl, Aleksandra Kramarz, gained one grade 9, a Distinction *,one A*, two grade 8s, one grade 7, three grade 6s and two grade 5s;

Georgina Lewis achieved one grade 9, four grade 8s, three grade 7s and a 6.

The Academy’s results reflected a continuing trend of good performance at Tenbury High, under the sponsorship of Ormiston Academies Trust.

This trend of has resulted in rapid pupil number growth with the new Year 7 already full, and a waiting list in place.

“I am absolutely delighted with the performance of our Year 11 students, whose hard work has been rewarded with these great results,” said Vicki Dean, Head of the Academy.

“Our job is to help pupils to be the best they can be in order to improve their post 16 and life opportunities. We have worked hard together, as a team, to ensure this has b“We wish our Year 11 Leavers the very best of luck for the future and look forward to hearing of their successes as they move on to the next exciting phase in their young lives.”

Nick Hudson, Chief Executive of Ormiston Academies Trust, was also pleased with the results.

“A huge congratulations to everyone at Tenbury High Ormiston Academy for a strong set of GCSE results,” he said.

“As a Trust, it is our absolute priority to ensure that every student fulfils their potential, no matter what their background. We are delighted to see the academy continuing on its strong upward trajectory, reflective of today’s achievements.”

This year saw some changes to the way in which some subjects are graded making comparisons with the past difficult but Tenbury has done well.

Tenbury High’s Open Evening is being held on Thursday, September 26 at 6.30 where prospective parents and children are invited to come and see the school and all it has to offer.