Cleeve School

Outstanding GCSE performance is fine reward for student work ethic and resilience

Students and staff at Cleeve School are celebrating examination success in their GCSE results this year, highlighting the amazing efforts of students, parents and staff in overcoming significant challenges and showing the very best of themselves. Levels of attainment and value added remain extremely strong and are testament to the hard work of all students.

Key highlights include a further increase from 2020’s excellent Progress 8 measure and we are delighted that the performance of disadvantaged students improved once more, showing high levels of value added for these students and opening doors to their futures. Progress in English and Maths was, once again, strong with no significant gender gap between boys and girls and with our % grades at 9-8 and 9-7 all increasing from 2020.

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. Both during lockdown and on our return to school, we have found our students to be enthusiastic, well engaged and ambitious for their futures. Our staff worked tirelessly to ensure their learning was not inhibited by the pandemic and feel great pride in the outcomes achieved. 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 periods.”

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, 85% of all entries were awarded at grade 9-4 (A*-C) with a 100% pass rate.

Alwyn Richards, Executive Head of Cleeve School, said:

‘As was the case with the Sixth Form results, we are absolutely delighted with these GCSE results. It is unprecedented what students have had to battle through over the last two years and therefore every single one deserves our complete admiration and a celebration of their successes. The Cleeve School community is incredibly proud of our young people. They have shown great resilience and determination, driven by their ambitions to be the very best they can be and supported by our wonderful staff.

It’s a very exciting time for Cleeve School and a very large number of our successful Year 11 students will now enter our record-breaking Sixth Form Centre of Excellence. Despite the recent challenges, the future is looking incredibly bright’.

Cleeve School GCSE results breakdown for 2021:

  • 77% of students achieved grade 4 or higher in English and Maths, with 58% achieving grade 5 or above
  • 85% of all entries were awarded 4-9 (A*-C) grades
  • 34% of all entries were awarded 9-7 grades (A*- A)
  • Attainment 8 is 55.68 and shows continued improvement from 2019

The following students are just a few of our highest performing students:

77 points- Zach Williams

76 points- Evie Moore, Bella Newhall

75 points- Ben Hadfield, Ben Williams

74 points- Adiel Church, Henry Medhurst, James Kightley, Josh Watts, Ben Ayres, India Taylor