Cleeve School

Outstanding GCSE Performance at Cleeve School marks start of a new era

GCSE Results 2020

Students and staff at Cleeve School are celebrating examination success in their GCSE results with 84% of students achieving grade 4 or higher in English and Maths. Of particular delight to the school was the excellent steps forward in the achievement of disadvantaged students within English and Mathematics, which was well deserved for these students and their teachers. As well as this there are a number of students whose life chances have been significantly improved thanks to their hard work and dedication over the previous 5 years, since joining Cleeve in 2015.

Head of KS4/5 School Mr Ben Slatter stated “We are delighted with the results achieved by our Year 11 students, and the pathways that these results will open up for our young people. Due to the robust system in which our Centre Assessed Grades were calculated, and comparable data throughout their two GCSE years, I have absolute certainty that the fantastic achievements of this cohort are equal to the results they would have gained given the chance to complete their examinations in full. This group of students joined Cleeve in Year 7 at a time of great change, and fully bought into the mantra of ‘Team Cleeve’ and all that entails. As such these results mark the start of a new period in the school’s history and we are all extremely excited about the prospect of building on these results further in 2020-21. We are looking forward to welcoming the majority of our students to our fantastic Sixth Form Centre of Excellence, and would like to pay tribute once more to both the students themselves and the staff and parent/guardians who supported them through the most challenging of years.”
The percentage of entries at grade 9-7 (A*-A) showed sustained improvement with over a third of all grades being at this impressive level. In addition to this 89% of all entries were awarded at grade 9-4 (A*-C) with a near 100% pass rate.

Alwyn Richards, Principal of Cleeve School, said:

‘I am delighted for these students, particularly in light of the national and political turmoil. We certainly don’t underestimate the heightened level of stress and anxiety that all students must have been feeling in the build up to this moment. The level of success, however, is excellent. I have always had a close affinity with these students because they arrived at Cleeve when I did in 2015. Their success, which would have been similar had final examinations taken place, reflects their commitment, dedication and ‘can-do’ mind-sets. Equally, their success, which mirrors that seen within the Sixth Form over the last few years, is a watershed moment for the school, in which we move from good to outstanding in terms of student outcomes at GCSE. There is lots to celebrate and now lots to do to ensure that future Year Groups also enjoy at least the same level of achievement and success. Despite the challenges, these are very good times for the Cleeve community, and we very much look forward to the new academic year’.

Cleeve School GCSE results breakdown for 2020:
• 84% of students achieved grade 4 or higher in English and Maths, with 58% achieving grade 5 or above
• 89% of all entries were awarded 4-9 (A*-C) grades
• 34% of all entries were awarded 9-7 grades (A*- A)
• Attainment 8 is 54.28 and shows continued improvement from 2019
• Data shows that the value added from these students Key Stage 2 results (Year 6) is very significant

The following students are just a few of our highest performing students:
- Hannah Britton - 10 grade 9s
- Ellie Gore and Emily Hamilton - 8 grade 9s and 1 grade 8
- Talyn Baker and Leah Mistry - 7 grade 9s and 1 grade 8
- Tahyean Ahmed - 6 grade 9s and 3 grade 8s
- Drew Baxter - 6 grade 9s, and 2 grade 8s