As students across the country receive their GCSE results, we'll be updating this page to celebrate free school success.
Michaela Community School celebrates its first GCSE results today. The school opened in Wembley in 2014 and was rated Outstanding in 2017 and has an about average number of disadvantaged pupils. Michaela's first cohort has a lot to be proud of:
- In every subject, over 50% of exams were graded 9-7
- Over half of all pupils achieved grade 7 or above in 5 subjects
- Nearly 1 in 4 achieved grade 7 or above in all subjects
- These results mean an estimated Progress 8 score of +1.5, which would place Michaela firmly in the top 10 schools in the country based on last years results.
Additional breakdowns of Michaela's results can be found on Twitter using the hashtag #MichaelaResults. You can see NSN's case study of Michaela on the NSN YouTube channel.
Reach Academy Feltham celebrates another year of stellar results today:
- 71% of all grades were 5 or above
- 17% of all grades were an 8 or 9
- 86% of pupils were graded 4 or above in English and Maths
- 64% of pupils achieved five strong passes at grade 5 or above including English and maths
- 77% of pupils achieved a grade 5 or above in English and 71% achieved a grade 5 or above in maths
Ed Vainker, Executive Principal, said: "We are so proud of all our pupils. We are thrilled that Kelinor Lowther-Harris is the Reach pupil to achieve all grade 9s and Poppy Cramer got 100% in her English Literature GCSE. We look forward to welcoming students back to Reach for sixth form and are delighted to be working with ELAM to offer a new music qualification for young people in South West London!".
Dixons Kings Academy celebrated another year of amazing results.
- 65% of students achieved a grade 5 or above in English and maths
- 40% of students achieved a grade 7 or above in English
- 63% achieved a grade 4 or above in the EBacc
- A third of all grades were a 7 or above
Neil Miley, Associate Executive Principal, said: "We are delighted with the superb results achieved by all. Each year the students, staff and families work diligently to be successful and yet again we have raised the bar. We are enormously proud of all the students and wish them every success in their future."
Jane Austen College also celebrates its first GCSE results today. The free school opened in 2014 and was judged Good by Ofsted in 2016.
- 75% of students achieved grade 4 or above in English and maths
- 30% of students achieved a grade 8 or 9
- 82% achieved a 5 or above in English, with 28% achieving 7 or above and 11 students achieving grade 9.
- Provisional Progress 8 score of +0.31 which suggests the school will be in the top 10% nationally.
Executive (Founding) Principal, Claire Heald, said: "It is hard to believe we are finally here. When we opened Jane Austen College we wanted to offer something different, a real choice for the families of Norwich, and provide a really exceptional education for our young people. On the back of superb A level results yet again, these GCSE results show that we are achieving what we set to do. We are so proud of all our wonderful students and our fantastic staff."
Cobham Free School celebrated a fantastic set of first GCSE results today:
- 93% achieved a grade 4 or above in English
- 76% achieved a grade 5 or above in English
- 78% achieved a grade 4 or above in maths
- 25% achieved a grade 5 or above in maths
- 78% achieved a grade 4 or above in both English and maths
- 15% of students achieved a grade 7 or above in all subjects
Michael Khatib, Executive Head, said: "Cobham Free School has reached a very exciting stage in its journey to offer Cobham families an excellent state-funded education. We are delighted with these first set of results and congratulate all our students on their achievement. We are sure the school will continue to gofrom strength to strength over the years ahead and are particularly excited, in this milestone year, to be opening our new sixth form provision at Munro House, Cobham, as well the the new artificial grass pitch."
The Swanage School celebrated a year of excellent GCSE results, with 77% of students achieving a grade 4 or above in English and 69% of students achieving a grade 4 or above in maths.
Tristram Hobson, Headteacher, said: "I am very proud of what our students – and their parents – have achieved and am delighted with this year’s GCSE results. We pride ourselves that not only do we ensure our most able students gain those grade 9s that they deserve but also that every student, whatever their ability makes exceptional progress during their time with us."
East London Science School celebrates its second set of GCSE results today, with EBacc achievement up from 28% last year to 32% this year, compared to a national average of 16.7% in 2018.
- 26% of all grades were 7 or above
- 70% of English grades were 5 or above
- 55% of maths grades were 5 or above
- 4 students achieved straight 9s in Biology, Chemistry and Physics and 14 students achieved a grade 9 in Physics
Principal of East London Science School, David Perks, said: "I am very proud of the achievements of all of our hardworking pupils and especially the strength of their performance in the sciences. This bodes well for the future as we head towards our first set of A-Level results next year.
"Other really pleasing achievements including a big step forward in Computer Science and a very strong set of results in English.
"We pride ourselves on giving as many pupils as possible the chance to achieve in challenging and difficult subjects. I think we have now shown that we can turn this into good grades for most of our students."
Derby Pride Academy, an Alternative Provision free school, celebrates staggering results this year. The results comes after the school retained an Outstanding judgement in May 2019.
- 100% pupils achieved a recognised qualification, compared to the national average for AP/PRU of 57.7%
- The schools best ever Level 1 English and maths results with 95% achieving Level 1 compared to the national average for AP/PRU of 18.9%
- The schools best ever Level 2 English and maths results with 30% achieving Level 2 compared to the national average for AP/PRU of 4.3%
- The schools best ever GCSE results as 80% of pupils leave with five GCSEs compared to the national average for AP/PRU of 12.3%
King's Leadership Academy Warrington celebrate another year of fantastic results:
- 72% English and maths grades were a 5 or above
- 90% of English and maths grades were a 4 or above
- 35% of English grades were a 7 or above
- 37% of maths grades were a 7 or above
Bedford Free School celebrates its best ever GCSE results today.
- 65% achieved a grade 4 or above in both English and maths
- 44% achieved a grade 5 or above in both English and maths
- Over 80% achieved a grade 4 or above in at least two science GCSEs
- 50% of pupils achieved a grade 4 or above in the EBacc
Tim Blake, Principal of Bedford Free School, said: "I am very proud of our school. The community of staff and pupils deserve the huge successes we are celebrating this morning. This is the outcome of five years of incredibly hard work. I am privileged to have worked alongside fantastic parents, pupils and my wonderful and committed staff team, all of whom have contributed to these achievements."
Stuart Lock, CEO of Advantage Schools Trust, said: "We are delighted with these world-class results, both in terms of how individuals have done, and how the school has performed overall. To see standards rise so significantly again across almost every subject is quite an achievement for everyone. When the league tables are published with progress measures, this will place us alongside the best schools in the country. This is evidence that our unique offer at BFS - our smaller size, focus on knowledge, very firm standards of discipline, and collaborative culture – make such a huge difference."
IES Breckland celebrates another set of fantastic results:
- 54% of students achieved a 4 or above in English and maths
- 70% of students achieved a 4 or above in science, with 25% achieving a 7 or above.
- 61% of students achieved a 4 or above in English
- 63% of students achieved a 4 or above in maths
West London Free School celebrates some truly outstanding results today.
- 12% of all grades were a 9; 30% of all grades were an 8 or 9; 51% of all grades were a 7, 8 or 9
- 21 pupils achieved grade 9 in 9 subjects
- 72% of students acehived a grade 5 or above in English and maths, with 84% achieving a grade 4 or above in English and maths.
- 52% of students achieved the EBacc with 69% achieving grade 4 or above in the EBacc subjects
- The school estimates its Progress 8 score will be +0.59
Marylebone Boys School celebrates its first ever GCSE results today, with some outstanding grades. The school opened in 2014 and was rated Good in 2017.
- 70% achieved a grade 5 or above in English
- 66% achieved a grade 5 or above in maths
- Over 20% of all grades were a 7 or above
- 58% achieved a grade 5 or above in English and maths compared to the national average last year 36.8%.
Richard Ardron, Headteacher, said: "I am so proud of this cohort, which has worked extremely hard and should be congratulated on receiving some tremendous results."
Holy Trinity School celebrated a set of fantastic results today:
- 82% of grades were 4 or above in English
- 72% of grades were 4 or above in maths
- 14% of students achieved grades of 7 or above
Holy Trinity’s Headteacher, Pamela Leek-Wright, said: “I am delighted for our students who have once again achieved so much, and importantly now have the necessary skills they need to move on to their next stage of learning. Well done everyone!”
Chichester Free School celebrated another year of GCSE success.
- 75% of pupils achieved a grade 4 or above in both English and maths
- 90% of pupils achieved a grade 4 or above in English
Jenny Clough, Interim Principal, said: "I would like to offer my heartfelt congratulations to the students of Chichester Free School. We are extremely proud of the pupils and the School, and these results cement the School’s passionate belief in the core subjects as well as offering a wide and varied curriculum. As we welcome many of the year group back to join our expanding Sixth Form, I would like to thank the staff and parents for their commitment and support to ensure our pupils achieve of their very best."