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We are all incredibly proud of our Year 11 students at Prince Henry’s, who, with the support of their teachers, have achieved an exceptional set of GCSE results in the first set of public exams since 2019. 

They have shown resilience and determination and have rightly been rewarded with very well-deserved success. An impressive number achieved top grades across a range of subjects, including the highest ever at grade 9 (equivalent to an A*+). A phenomenal 10% of all grades awarded were grade 9s with over a quarter of grades (27%) at grade 9 and 8 combined.  This is the highest the school has ever seen and significantly above national measures.  Similarly, students surpassed predictions and achieved a number of other firsts in various other measures, most notably including the highest average grade at 5.8, 28% of students achieving 9-7 in English and Maths, and 66% of all students achieving a strong pass (9-5) in English and Maths.  There were numerous other achievements in Languages, Sciences, Humanities and across a range of qualifications.

The analysis of results suggests that Prince Henry’s students have achieved beyond expectations and have made exceptional progress regardless of starting points. We are delighted that gaps between different groups of students have narrowed, further emphasising the view that Prince Henry's is a fully inclusive school that supports all students.

There are some amazing individual successes with an impressive number of students securing the highest grades in their GCSEs. There are too many to mention here, but of special note are Lois Cameron-Young who achieved a phenomenal ten grade 9s, Jack Cumming who scored an equally impressive ten grade 9s as well as one grade 8, Daisy Lister and Nathan Williamson who both secured eight grade 9s and 2 grade 8s, and Maisy Dixon and Emily Nichells who were awarded seven grade 9s and three grade 8s apiece.  Equally impressive were the individual performances from a large number of students for whom their set of results are a truly remarkable achievement. These include, but are certainly not limited to, Connie Smith, Olivia Cummins and Finn Gallagher-Thompson. We are proud of each and every one of our students for their hard work and commitment.

The majority of our Year 11 students will continue studying in our Sixth Form, but there are still a limited number of places available on some courses for other students wishing to join our highly successful sixth form provision at Prince Henry’s Grammar School.

I am extremely proud of all of our Year 11 students - they have clearly shown determination and resilience working hard to secure our best-ever results and an unprecedented number of top grades. Our students have shown real dedication to their learning and this, together with the expert teaching, guidance and support from our dedicated and talented staff, means that students have achieved their very best, and in many cases, beyond expectations. It is really pleasing to see so many students achieve the grades they need to progress to the next stage of their learning and we wish all of them the very best for their futures, regardless of their destination. My congratulations go to all our students, and staff for their hard work, tenacity and unwavering commitment – well done!”

Sally Bishop, Headteacher