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GCSE results across Norfolk

17:01 20 August 2015

Students are collecting their GCSE results today.

Students are collecting their GCSE results today.

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GCSE results from schools across the region as they come in.

Acle Academy

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 48pc (2014: 50pc, 2013: 52.2pc, 2012: 56pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 61pc (67pc, 68pc, 73pc)

Acting Headteacher Maxine Blocksidge said: “Congratulations must go to all of our students for their hard work in achieving today’s results. There are some particularly noteworthy achievements. We wish all students the very best of luck as each of them move to sixth form college, apprenticeships or the world of work. Staff and students are looking forward to the new academic year with enthusiasm and renewed vigour as these results will inform us in our continued drive for improvement.”

Alderman Peel High School, Wells

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 57pc (2014: 51pc, 2013: 53pc, 2012: 45pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 62pc (69pc, 62pc, 72pc)

Executive headteacher Alastair Ogle said: “Congratulations to all the students and thank you to all our wonderful staff. We are very pleased at improving our overall attainment figures yet again. These results demonstrate again that students at APHS make faster progress than the national average with a high number of children achieving A and A* grades. 69pc of children achieved a grade C or above in English and 74 achieved a grade C or above in Maths. We wish all the students every success in their future education and training.”

Archbishop Sancroft High, Harleston

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 52pc (2014: 59pc, 2013: 46pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 80pc (70pc, unavailable)

Headteacher Richard Cranmer: “We are absolutely delighted for this super year group. Not only have they achieved academic success they have contributed enormously to the life of the school in so many different ways. Yet again the staff and students have worked hard together to give them a great start to their further and higher education and my thanks go to all members of our community for the part that they play in this journey.”

Attleborough Academy

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 61pc (2014: 49pc, 2013: 52pc, 2012: 48pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 67pc (56pc, 71pc, 65pc)

Principal Neil McShane: “I am so incredibly proud of our students and staff to have achieved these record results in what has been an emotionally challenging year. Students and staff have shown such admirable resilience and determination following the sad loss of our Vice Principal who I know would have also been so proud. Thank you to the Attleborough community and to our parents and carers for their support. A 12pc rise on last year’s headline figure really is something to celebrate.”

Aylsham High

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 62pc (2014: 65pc, 2013: 72pc, 2012: 79pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 76pc (81pc, 95pc, 91pc)

Headteacher Duncan Spalding: “We are really pleased with the results achieved by our students in their GCSEs this year. The Class of 2015 have worked so hard and richly deserve their success. Once again our students have made very good progress during their time with us. We have seen some tremendous achievements across a wide range of subjects. Most encouraging of all is the proportion of students achieving top grades. 31% of students achieved 3 or more A*/A grades and 19% 5 or more A*/As. This is a tremendous achievement. I would like to pay tribute to the hard work of our teachers and support staff in encouraging and supporting our students over the years. I wish each and every one of the Class of 2015 the very best for the future as they leave us and go on to fresh and exciting challenges elsewhere.”

Beccles Free School

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 39pc

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: Unavailable

Headteacher Nigel Youngman said: “This group of students joined us as year nines when the school first opened and our aim has been to help each young person develop their ambitions and to reach their personal as well as academic goals. Whilst we are disappointed with the overall results, a number of students have received outstanding results and each individual should be congratulated for their hard work and achievement.”

Broadland High

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 57pc (2014: 69pc, 2013: 61pc, 2012: 51.4pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 65pc (75pc, 71pc, 73pc)

Headteacher Carol Dallas: “Congratulations to all our students and staff who have worked so hard to achieve these grades. Broadland High School is very proud of this unique cohort who started at Broadland significantly below the national average and is now performing above the national average. Once again our students have made much better progress in the core subjects than their peers nationally. We were delighted that 13 students, 10pc of our cohort, achieved 8 or more of the top grades of A*, or A. We are still waiting for a complete set of grades from one subject and a number of remarks before we finalise these figures.”

Bungay High

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 47pc (2014: 47pc, 2013: 59pc, 2012: 52pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: Unavailable (59pc, 73pc, 80pc)

Headteacher Angelo Goduti said: “We are delighted with the excellent achievement of a number of individuals with a special mention going to our highest attaining students. Ellen Rogers achieved a 10 A*s, and Mary Stammers 10 A* grades (one with distinction) and one A grade. Nicole Rolph and Alfie Vaughan both achieved 11 A*/A grades. George Barham and Ben Walker achieved 10 A*/A, while Mary Thompson-Darch achieved nine A*/A. At eight A*/A were Annabel Millward, Jack Purlant and Zoe Smith-Howell. These students have done incredibly well.”

Caister Academy

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 53pc (2014: 41pc, 2013: 42pc, 2012: 46pc)

Principal G W Denby: “The pupils and staff have worked extremely hard to achieve these results. Parents have also been very supportive. These results put Caister Academy on to a firm footing for the future.”

City Academy

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 28pc (2014: 29pc, 2013: 22pc, 2012: 41pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 39pc (Not released, 33pc, 61pc)

Principal Mary Sparrow: “The results we are releasing today are provisional because we are looking at a quarter of our students with borderline D/C grades having papers remarked. I anticipate that the Academy’s final figures, following these remarks, will be higher and therefore an overall improvement on last year. “Behind the headline A*-C figures, we have seen improvements in the average grade achieved (from E to D), an improvement in our Progress 8 score, and a 5pc increase in students achieving a C or above in English. In the relatively short time since I took up post as principal we have made huge strides forward with changes that will underpin further improvements in the Academy’s GCSE results – changes in our staff structure, in the timetable and curriculum, and the in support we’re providing to students, which have been endorsed by Ofsted as the right measures to take the Academy forward.”

City of Norwich School

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 60pc (2014: 65pc, 2013: 58pc, 2012: 64pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 71pc (72pc, 74pc, 80pc)

Headteacher Jim Nixon said: “Congratulations to the many CNS students who did so well this year including the 34 per cent who achieved 3 or more A*/A grades and the 20 students who achieved nine or more A*/A grades. There were many individual successes at all levels. Once again my personal thanks to all our fantastic staff, dedicated and committed Governors, supportive parents and all of the Ormiston family who have supported us throughout the year. Most importantly thanks to our brilliant students. As before all our results are based on one entry for each examination.”

Cliff Park Ormiston Academy

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 55pc (2014: 55pc, 2013: 38.3pc, 2012: 57.4pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 68pc (59pc, 73.6pc, :73.1pc)

Principal Robert Sherington said: “The GCSE results at Cliff Park Ormiston Academy are outstanding again this year. This is particularly pleasing in a year where there have once more been numerous changes to national examination policy. Most importantly, I am delighted that our students have gained the results they deserve and that our high standards have been maintained. Students and staff have worked extremely hard and should be congratulated on their achievements. Well done to all!”

Cromer Academy

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 62pc (2014: 57pc, 2013: 62pc, 2012: 58pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 73pc (82pc, 75pc, 64pc)

rincipal Geoff Baker said: “We’ve seen a really pleasing jump in the number of students achieving five or more GCSEs A*-C including English and maths to 62pc, which reflects the work that our students and staff have put in. I’m very proud of their achievements, which rank with the best the school has ever had.”

Dereham Neatherd High

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 66pc (2014: 55pc, 2013: 57pc, 2012: 54pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 78pc (73pc, 67pc, 65pc)

Headteacher Peter Devonish said: “We are very happy with how we have done. Lots of students have worked incredibly hard, some of them under very challenging circumstances. We have worked as a partnership with teachers, students and parents and the results have come from going back to basics.”

Dereham Northgate High

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 50pc (2014: 59pc, 2013: 61pc, 2012: 47pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 60pc (61pc, 70pc, 73pc)

Headteacher Glyn Hambling said: “We are pleased with the continued progress achieved by our students in English, once again above national standards, and the highest ever progress made by specific sub groups of pupils with 69pc achieving A*-C passes with 77pc reaching the expected three levels progress. There were of course some outstanding individual performances with one student gaining 10 A* and another four students achieving at least 10 A* or A. I would like to congratulate students on their results and wish them all every success in their future studies, employment and training.”

Diss High

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 68pc (2014: 68pc, 2013: 60pc, 2012: 66pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 80pc (77pc, 82pc, 73pc)

Headteacher, Dr Jan Hunt said, “Pupils and staff are to be congratulated on an excellent set of results! This is even more significant because our pupils already follow the more challenging GCSE based Educational Baccalaureate curriculum which has not yet been brought in by all schools.”

Downham Market Academy

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 46pc (2014: 46pc, 2013: 56pc, 2012: 57pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 55pc (61pc, 68pc, 69pc)

Principal Jon Ford said: “After so much hard work on the part of the staff and students, we are disappointed not to see this increased effort and focus lead to increased results. There are many fantastic success stories within these results and I would like to say well done to all those students who achieved what they needed for their next steps in education. I would like to congratulate our students on their results today and thank the academy staff for their hard work and dedication, which has been a key factor in these achievements.”

East Point Academy

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 35pc (2014: 32pc, 2013: 39pc, 2012: 41pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 41pc (Unavailable, 87pc, 88pc)

Principal Kevin Blakey said: “This year’s results show progress across the board, with a 8% increase in the number of students getting 5 GCSEs A*-C and particularly strong performance in English and Maths. Our staff have all worked exceptionally hard in this transitional year, supporting our students to make greater progress than ever during their time at East Point.”

Fakenham Academy

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 54pc (2014: 56pc, 2013: 58pc, 2012: 43pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 67pc (64pc, 67pc, 57pc)

Principal Matthew Parr-Burman: “Congratulations to the students at Fakenham Academy Norfolk who have achieved results that are very much in line with our record-breaking results last year. These results are in line with national benchmarks and, following our “Good” Ofsted rating in June, provide further confirmation of our ongoing improvement. The progress of students at Fakenham Academy has shown a surge in the past two years and from a position where average progress was well below national averages it has now moved to being well above national expectations with a score of 1008. This figure is important because it includes every single student who studied for their GCSE examinations and shows that on average students exceed national expectations at Fakenham Academy by some margin.”

Flegg High

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 51pc (2014: 58pc, 2013: 58pc, 2012: 54pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 65pc (64pc, 67pc, 70pc)

Principal Simon Fox: “We would like to offer our congratulations to all our students and wish them the best of lick for the future. They are a really fantastic group of young people and deserve much success. Although our value added figures look to have improved noticeably on last year we are obviously disappointed with some aspects of our headline figures. This was despite some strong performances in individual subjects, such as mathematics, and some great outcomes for individual students. We will be analysing the results carefully to understand what else we need to do to ensure all of the hard work put in by staff and students alike bears the fruit it deserves.”

Framingham Earl High

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 65pc (2014: 68pc, 2013: 64pc, 2012: 74pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: Unavailable (75pc, 72pc, 81pc)

“As an aspirational school, we are disappointed at this dip in our results and we are asking for some reassessment by the examination boards. This may well make a difference to this headline. We are, as always, delighted with the many fantastic outcomes for youngsters. This was a delightful and hardworking year group and we send them every good wish as they take their next steps.”

Gresham’s School. Holt

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 93.3pc (2014: 97pc, 2013: 94pc, 2012: 97.2pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 95.2pc (97pc, 94.8pc, 99.1pc)

Headmaster Douglas Robb said “This is a very impressive set of results. I would like to congratulate all of our pupils and thank their parents and teachers for their support. It is wonderful to see that all their hard work has been rewarded. I look forward to welcoming them back to Gresham’s Sixth Form to study for the IB Diploma or A levels.”

Hartismere High, Eye

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 76pc (2014: 68pc, 2013: 61pc, 2012: 72pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: Unavailable (Unavailable, 95pc, 95pc)

Headmaster James McAtear said the results were a “testimony to the hard work of all our staff, governors and students and to the support given to them by their parents” after 76pc of the 140 students taking GCSEs achieved five or more A* to C grades including English and maths.

Hellesdon High

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 55pc (2014: 63pc, 2013: 56pc, 2012: 72pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 71pc (79pc, 85pc, 85pc)

Headteacher Gerard Batty: “Whilst we recognise there has been a dip in the raw attainment of this year group compared to others, their progress measures are the best we have had and I would like to congratulate the students, staff and governors of the school on what they have achieved.”

Hethersett Academy

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 74pc (2014: 62pc, 2013: 58pc, 2012: 52pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 78pc (71pc, 69pc, 70pc)

Principal Gareth Stevens said: “We are delighted with this year’s results, which are the highest in the school’s history. Over the past two years this figure has gone up by 17%, which can only be described as phenomenal. Results across the board are evidence of the high expectations, determination, resilience and hard work of both students and staff, for which they must be highly commended, indeed over 25 students achieved straight A*-A grades. We will today celebrate the successes - both in and out of the classroom - of all our young people and start again in September, determined to ensure every child that attends Hethersett Academy will achieve grades that match both aptitude and industry.”

Hethersett Old Hall School

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 81pc (2014: 78pc, 2013: 52pc, 2012: 68pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 90pc (94pc, 100pc, 92pc)

Headteacher Stephen Crump said: “We are delighted with these results and that our Year 11 pupils have bucked the national trend by gaining an increased percentage of A and A* grades this year, against the backdrop of a slight national decline in the top grades. It is, as always, down to the hard work of the pupils and the dedication of staff that these impressive results are possible. We congratulate every one of our pupils on their success.”

Hewett School

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 41.6pc (2014: 44pc, 2013: 43pc, 2012: 51pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 44.2 (46pc, unavailable)

Headteacher Tom Leverage: “Our summer results mean that nearly all of our students are now going on to a wide range of Post 16 courses and I am delighted that so many are staying with us to take up the many opportunities at the Hewett’s own sixth form. On behalf of all the staff I would like to wish them well in their future careers.”

Hobart High

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 64pc (2014: 59pc, 2013: 62pc, 2012: 57pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 73pc (74pc, 72pc, 70pc)

Headteacher Sam Griffin: “These are a fantastic set of results for a year group who have been a delight to work with. The results come from a great deal of hard work from students, staff and parents. I congratulate all our students on their achievements and wish them every success in the future.”

Iceni Academy

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 56pc (2014: 48pc, 2013: 47pc, 2012: 48pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: Awaiting result (58pc, 67pc, 64pc)

Principal Gee Cook said “I am delighted for the students. They have worked so hard and put in many hours of work over and above. They have come to revision sessions and booster classes and their effort has really paid off. I am also delighted for our staff, governors and ATT, our sponsor, who have all supported us tirelessly on our journey.”

IES Breckland, Brandon

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 40pc

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 57pc

Principal Alison Tilbrook said: “We are delighted by the first set of GCSE results achieved by our students. Our students have achieved above expectations and the school has added considerable value to their outcomes, despite numerous challenges encountered. Across all subjects student progress is above national average (2014). 100pc of our students achieved 5 A* to G (including English and maths). Maths achieved 60pc A* to C, science 69pc A* to C and English 43 pc A* to C.”

King Edward VII Academy

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 48pc (2014: 33pc, 2013: 40pc, 2012: 55pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 55pc (Unavailable, 61pc, 65pc)

Principal Craig Morrison said: “A 15pc increase in the first year as an academy is a fantastic achievement. The improvement is very clear and the speed of it is a huge credit to the students and staff at the academy, who should be very pleased. Though these results are not yet at the levels we would hope for with future cohorts, many subjects improved significantly, including maths and English, which did particularly well. Well done and good luck to our students, many of whom are progressing to our sixth form.”

King’s Lynn Academy

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 42pc (2014: 34pc, 2013: 44pc, 2012: 35pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 50pc (Unavailable, 83pc, 90pc)

Principal Craig Morrison said: “We have seen an overall improvement on last year’s results and we have some fantastic individual results for students this summer. We recognise that we still have some distance to travel on our journey to ensuring the majority of our students achieve in line with national expectations; to this end, we will closely review all of our results to make sure that we continue to improve performance again next year.”

Langley School, Loddon

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 72.5pc (2014: 67pc, 2013: 72pc, 2012: 79pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 95pc (97pc, 95pc, 95pc)

Headmaster Dominic Findlay said: “We are so pleased and proud for all our students and staff on achieving yet another very high five A* to C percentage, especially as this cohort of students accounted for our largest ever year group by some 25 students. Gaining five A*s to Cs is a wonderful achievement and our students can now progress with confidence on to their next stages of education. Well done to them all.”

Litcham High

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 60pc (2014: 61pc, 2013: 56.3pc, 2012: 55pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 70pc (71pc, 68.8pc, 62pc)

Headteacher Jim Adams: “These are a super set of results. Our students and staff have worked really hard and fully deserve all their success. I wish them all the best of luck for the future.”

Long Stratton High

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 52pc (2014: 59pc, 2013: 62pc, 2012: 66pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 64pc (71pc, 84pc, 84pc)

Headteacher John Wilson: “These are a good set of results for the class of 2015, reflecting the hard work of all our students who are to be congratulated on their successes. I would also like to thank all staff, parents and governors for their tireless work in supporting this year group. I wish our students continued success in their chosen courses in the future.”

Lynn Grove Academy

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 50pc (2014: 40pc, 2013: 50pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 65pc (65pc, unavailable)

Principal Alison Mobbs: “We are very pleased with this set of results. The year 11 pupils have worked hard, supported each other and made excellent progress. We have seen stunning improvement in a number of subjects the result the energy and commitment from an excellent team of teachers.”

Marshland High

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 57pc (2013: 55pc, 2012: 49pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 65pc (58pc, 59pc)

Headteacher Mrs Dormor, said: “My congratulations go to all the students on their fantastic results. This was a superb year group of students who worked really hard and deserve these great results. I am really pleased for them. My thanks also goes to all the staff who have worked really hard to help our students achieve these excellent results.”

Mildenhall Academy

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 52pc (2014: 42pc, 2013: 45pc, 2012: 34pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: Unavailable (Unavailable, 86pc, 94pc)

Principal Susan Byles said: “These results are a record for the academy and represent a spectacular 10% improvement on last year. I am immensely proud of our students. They have done incredibly well and have been supported in every step by their families and by the staff of the academy.”

Nicholas Hamond Academy, Swaffham

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 43pc (2014: 37pc, 2013: 46pc, 2012: 41pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 49.4pc (45pc, 68pc, 64pc)

Ian Cleland, CEO of the Academy’s sponsor Academy Transformation Trust, said: “We are delighted by the significant improvements in The Nicholas Hamond Academy’s exam results, which complement the excellent A Level results published last week. The students, parents and staff have been totally committed and worked really hard to achieve these results. We expect this improvement trend to continue.”

North Walsham High

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 46pc (2014: 48pc, 2013: 43pc, 2012: 58pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 55pc (60pc, 62pc, 70pc)

Headteacher Caroline Brooker said: “We are disappointed to see a slight dip in our results according to these ‘first glance’ figures, but they should be treated with caution at this stage. We have a number of students where we believe we have a good case for appeal, and should even some of these appeals be successful, our five A*-C including English and Maths figure would be around the same as last year, and we are confident that this will be where we will finally end up. So it is too early to make a judgement yet. Of course, each year’s group of students is different, and this can have a marked effect on the figures year-to-year. We are pleased with the progress that this year’s GCSE students have made since they joined the school five years ago.”

Norwich High School for Girls

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 97pc (2014: 97.1pc, 2013: 93pc, 2012: 96pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 100pc (98.1pc, 96.8pc, 98pc)

Headmistress Mrs Kirsty von Malaisé: “We are delighted with this excellent set of results, a testament to the hard work of students and staff. Staff are rightly proud of the individual and collective successes of the girls this year, and it is a great privilege for me to be joining a highly dedicated team of colleagues working with such genuinely motivated and talented students.”

Norwich School

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 100pc (2014: 98pc, 2013: 97pc, 2012: 100pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 100pc (98.4pc, 100pc, 100pc)

Headmaster Steffan Griffiths: “GCSEs are criticised in some quarters but success right across the curriculum is not an easy feat; it requires stamina and determination, particularly in a pupil’s weaker subjects, which is why GCSE results retain relevance both for higher education and employers. Our boys and girls deserve congratulations for the consistent quality of their achievements, while our teachers and parents deserve thanks for their support.”

Notre Dame High

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 68pc (2014: 67pc, 2013: 62pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 78pc (78pc, 74pc, 79pc)

Headteacher Brian Conway said: “We are very proud of our Y11 students who have worked so hard to gain these very good results. They have been an excellent year group and are a credit to themselves and the whole school community. We wish them all the very best as they move into college, apprenticeships and A Levels, indeed the majority are staying with us for VI Form so I look forward to welcoming them back, as part of our new Y12, in September.”

Old Buckenham High

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 61pc (2014: 65pc, 2013: 47pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 74pc (72pc, Unavailable)

Headteacher Aron Whiles: “I would like to congratulate all our Year 11 students on their GCSE results this summer and thank all our staff, parents and governors for their on-going support and commitment. There have been some exceptional individual student performances at all levels and I would like to congratulate these students on their achievements. Our students have worked exceptionally hard to achieve these GCSE results and we wish them every success in their future endeavours.”

Open Academy

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 42pc (2014: 42pc, 2013: 34pc, 2012: 40pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: Unavailable (Unavailable, 76pc, 75pc)

“In yet another year of upheaval surrounding grade boundaries, at this stage the Academy has matched last year’s record results. Well done to the students who worked incredibly hard and to the staff, governors and parents who provided them with wonderful and extensive support.”

Ormiston Denes Academy, Lowestoft

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 29pc (2014: 28pc, 2013: 30pc, 2012: 29pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 35pc (Unavailable, Unavailable, 73pc)

Principal Peter Marshall said: “We would like to congratulate all our students for their GCSE results, and thank our staff for their hard work throughout the year. There are some outstanding individual success stories, including one student who achieved A* grades in all nine of her GCSEs. Students starting at Denes have traditionally had very low prior attainment, but we are committed to working in some of the country’s most challenging areas, and to seeing all children achieve to their full potential. I am confident that we now have the strong teaching and leadership team in place to ensure that we do this.”

Ormiston Venture Academy, Gorleston

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 61pc (2014: 43pc, 2013: 58pc, 2012: 59pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 68pc (Unavailable, 96pc, 90pc)

Principal Simon Gilbert-Barnham: “The class of 2015, our first Venture year 7 students and a group we have had the pleasure of teaching for the past 5 years, have achieved our best ever results. It is with pride that we congratulate so many individuals who have worked as a part of our team to achieve these outstanding results. Students, staff and parents have worked together in ensuring the exceptionally high progress made and the fantastic grades achieved. Well done on a superb outcome and exciting futures await you all!”

Ormiston Victory Academy, Costessey

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 40pc (2014: 41pc, 2013: 73pc, 2012: 68pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: Unavailable (Unavailable, 99.5pc, 97pc)

“Congratulations to all our students for their GCSE results – we are very proud of them for all their hard work. We are also delighted that so many of our Year 11 students have chosen to remain with us and will continue with their sixth form studies here at Victory.”

Pakefield High

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 51pc

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 62pc

Headteacher Perry Linsley: “I would like to pay tribute to the people who have made this possible: the pupils whose commitment, hard work and maturity have enabled them to reach such impressive grades; to the teaching and support staff who have always gone the extra mile for our pupils and whose dedication and hard work have established Pakefield as an excellent school; to the parents and carers who have supported their children and the school loyally throughout its relatively short history; and to the Governors whose leadership and guidance has made this possible. Pakefield is a school at the heart of its community and we take huge pride in sharing the success of our Year 11 pupils.”

Reepham High School and College

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 60pc (2014: 60pc, 2013: 58pc, 2012: 59pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 67pc (65pc, 76pc, 75pc)

“We are pleased with our GCSE results. The headline figure above understates the achievements of our pupils. A more important measure of success is the amount of progress made between the ages of 11 and 16. In these terms our students achieved well above the national average. In addition, 28pc of all GCSE grades were at A* or A and our results for the English Baccalaureate were outstanding. These are impressive statistics.”

Sacred Heart School, Swaffham

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 53.85pc (2014: 59pc, 2013: 71pc, 2012: 42pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 84.62pc

Headteacher Sister Francis Ridler said: “This year’s results were on a par with what we had last year. The children and staff worked hard and we had some excellent results.”

Sewell Park College

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 45pc (2014: 34pc, 2013: 33pc, 2012: 42pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 50pc (Unavailable)

Headteacher Penny Bignell said: “These are the best results in Sewell Park College’s history for 5 A*-C including English and Maths a 12pc increase on 2014. Student progress in English and Maths meets national averages. Well done to our students who responded to the higher expectations and thank you to all students, staff and parents for their hard work and commitment in securing this fantastic achievement.”

Sheringham High

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 66pc (2014: 77pc, 2013: 72pc, 2012: 76pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 80pc (87pc, 79pc, 86pc)

Headteacher Dr Andrew Richardson said: “We are especially proud of those students whose results reflect their outstanding effort to improve. A phenomenal amount of our students have added at least one grade across all subjectcs, which really is something to celebrate.”

Sir John Leman High

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 66pc (2014: 60pc, 2013: 59pc, 2012: 49pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 73pc (Unavailable, 88pc, 80pc)

Headteacher Jeremy Rowe: “I am incredibly proud today of what Sir John Leman High School has achieved. Our staggering success is literally changing lives. We are now placed in the top quarter of all schools for five or more A* to C grades including English and maths as well as English attainment, English progress, mathematics attainment and mathematics progress. Four fifths of our students achieved English A* to C and an even higher proportion achieved mathematics A* to C. Our approach has been proven to work in other schools too, for example in Sewell Park College, which we supported this year, and which has seen its GCSE results rise by over a third.”

Smithdon High, Hunstanton

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 44pc (2014: 51pc, 2013: 58pc, 2012: 61pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 51pc (Unavailable)

”Students at Smithdon High School received their GCSE results today, with 97pc of them achieving at least five GCSE qualifications and 51pc achieving at least five at A*-C. With a combined total of one thousand examination entries this year, 57pc of all grades awarded were at A*-C and 99pc at A*-G.”

Springwood High

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 56pc (2014: 58pc, 2013: 68pc, 2012: 65pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 60pc (66pc, 85pc)

Headteacher Andy Johnson said: “Well done to all our students and staff. The results in English and Mathematics were excellent and overall we expect to perform well against other similar schools nationally”.

Sprowston Community High

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 60pc (2014: 47pc, 2013: 50pc, 2012: 56pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 70pc (65pc, 62pc, 68pc)

Headteacher Andrew John: “These are just the best results, with an 11pc rise on last year, which we fully expected. This success will be the norm as our core subjects are strong with A*-C in Maths 67pc and English 72pc. We have traditional values offering academic subjects to all our students and with no i-GCSEs too! The GCSE results are a springboard for our students into whatever career paths they wish to take next. I am absolutely delighted for them and for their families too.”

Stalham High

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 50pc (2014: 52pc, 2013: 46pc, 2012: 58pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 58.5pc (Unavailable, 66pc, 70pc)

Headteacher Amy Webb: “We are extremely proud of the achievement of our students. The vast majority are in a confident position to move into their chosen post-16 education. 50pc of our students achieved 5 A*-C including English and Maths; 58.5pc achieved 5 A*-C grades. A significant number of students were extremely close to the C grade boundary and we hope that successful appeals will see these figures increase. As a new head, it was important for me to stabilise the school. We have achieved this and are looking forward to significant improvement over the coming years.”

St Clements High, Terrington

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 57pc (2014: 50pc, 2013: 46pc, 2012: 40pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 68pc (Unavailable, 59pc)

Headteacher Nigel Willingham said “We are very proud of our students and staff who have worked extremely hard to achieve these results, congratulations to all our students for achieving this historic result.”

St Felix School, Southwold

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 70pc (2014: 54pc, 2013: 57pc, 2012: 73pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 85pc (98pc, 91pc, 91pc)

Head’s statement: “I am delighted that our percentage of A* grades has continued to rise despite the slightly higher grade boundaries in some subjects this year. I congratulate our students and teachers on yet another set of excellent results which will enable the students to access their chosen Sixth Form courses. We celebrate the success of some of our local pupils such as Anna Harrod from Carlton Colville and Rosy Kelvey from Reydon who have both achieved 11 A/A* grades.”

Stradbroke High

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 72pc (2014: 54pc, 2013: 56pc, 2012: 46pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: Unavailable (Unavailable)

Headteacher Andrew Bloom: “We are delighted that a stunning 72pc of our pupils achieved the benchmark of 5 or more A*-C grades including English and mathematics. It is incredibly pleasing that the hard work and commitment of pupils, the dedication of staff and the support of families has made this possible. Nearly 30pc% of all entries achieved grades of A or A* and of particular note were the outstanding results of Mathew Lynch (10A*, 2A), Holly Read (8A*, 2A), Joe Harris (8A*,3A), Jo Capp (5A*, 5A) and Hollie Hunter (5A*, 4A).”

Taverham High

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 62pc (2014: 61pc, 2013: 59pc, 2012: 61pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 69pc (69pc, 70pc, 77pc)

Headteacher Liz Plater said: We are delighted that our results continue to improve, year on year. Behind the headline figures are many individual successes; 33 students achieved 6 or more A* or A grades. The dedication and partnership of students, staff and parents underpins all that has been achieved.”

Thetford Academy

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 47pc (2014: 49pc, 2013: 39pc, 2012: 38pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 52pc (57pc, 68pc, 55pc)

Executive principal Adrian Ball said: “Our students have made great progress this year. I’d like to thank all our staff, parents, and pupils for their commitment and look forward to welcoming many students back to our sixth form in September.”

Thetford Grammar

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 77pc (2014: 88pc, 2013: 80pc, 2012: 81pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: Unavailable (100pc, 96pc, 93pc)

Headmaster Gareth Price said: “This year group contributed significantly to the sporting, musical and dramatic life of the school as well as being heavily involved with the Duke of Edinburgh and Arts Award schemes. At the same time as doing all of this, they also managed to achieve good GCSE qualification, taking them on to the next stage of their education.”

Thomas Clarkson Academy, Wisbech

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: Awaiting results (2014: 31, 2013: 39pc, 2012: 39pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 41pc (Unavailable, 60pc, 55pc)

Thorpe St Aandrew High

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 64pc (2014: 62pc, 2013: 72pc, 2012: 67pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 75pc (78pc, 92pc, 93.5pc)

Principal Ian Clayton: “Behind our figures there are 292 individual stories, ranging from A* grades in all subjects to the few who found the move to a final examination based system more challenging. We celebrate every pass achieved by our young people. Their success has ensured that, once again, the overall Value Added measures on progress for the school will be very positive.”

Wayland Academy

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 37pc (2014: 47pc, 2013: 43pc, 2012: 50pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 49pc (60pc, 71pc, 80pc)

Principal Glen Allott said: “Despite some real positives, such as Maths A*-C grades rising to 68pc, and good results in science, the overall results across other subject areas have come in some way below what we were aiming for. We know which subject areas we need to improve on and this process will be greatly helped by our recently established Faculties of Learning, as well as some excellent new staff appointments in those subjects. We are offering all students who did not get the grades they were hoping for the opportunity to re-sit English and other GCSEs with us in November.”

Wymondham College

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 86pc (2014: 72pc, 2013: 86pc, 2012: 83.2pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 93.5pc (Unavailable, 96.4pc, 96.3pc)

Principal Jonathan Taylor: “This is a stunning set of GCSE results and reflects the hard work of students and staff. I would like to congratulate our students for achieving these outstanding results. For 40pc of all grades to be awarded an A*/A and to secure a 14 percentage point increase from an already excellent base is simply fantastic. These results confirm Wymondham College as one of the leading state schools nationally.”

Wymondham High

Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths: 72pc (2014: 63pc, 2013: 74pc, 2012: 71pc)

Five A*-C grades, all subjects: 77pc (85pc, 77pc, 87pc)

Principal Russell Boulton: “I would like to recognise the outstanding contribution of the staff, governors and parents in this year’s GCSE outcomes.

The students have achieved record equalling results despite a toughening up of the GCSE examinations with phenomenal outcomes in every subject and 25% of students achieving at least 5A*-A grades. The students have demonstrated application, dedication and resilience which will serve them well in their future studies and careers, well done we are delighted and really proud of you all.”

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21 comments

  • Greyman is back spouting the same old information about Open. I wonder if part of the reorganisation costs paid him off?

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    Beige Boy

    Friday, August 21, 2015

  • As a parent and local resident may I note my concern over Long Stratton High School’s recent GCSE results history. The following figures all relate to the key ‘Five A*-C grades, including English and Maths’ statistics: 2015: 52pc, 2014: 59pc, 2013: 62pc, 2012: 66pc, 2011: 83pc. A further fact to note is that the mysterious suspension of Dr Paul Adams over an unspecified health and safety issue occurred in September 2011 - one month after that excellent 83pc was announced. Would the school be prepared to comment on its apparent decline in examination performance since then?

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    Dark Moon

    Friday, August 21, 2015

  • According to TES City College had to spend £50k on GCSE resits in English & Maths in June '15 - even hiring the Norfolk Show Ground due to the number of students resitting. LooKing at these results it looks as though they'll have similar financial problems next year. Obviously no room for political complacency locally or nationally. However well done to all those students who achieved the same or better than their predicted grades and good luck with your A-Level courses or apprenticeships.

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    DWW25

    Thursday, August 20, 2015

  • dsmi - to answer your question...when heads refer to progress they are talking about the progress of that year group, which is usually measured from their SATs results, so even though the year group perhaps didn't do as well as the previous cohort (the percentages you see here), they have made good progress from where they were when they started in year 7...so well done to them! Too much emphasis is placed on overall percentages with little thought to the individuals in each cohort with all their 'variables' and challenges...these are children, not just statistics.

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    happilyeverafter

    Thursday, August 20, 2015

  • Great Yarmouth High School - still waiting?

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    One Horse Town

    Thursday, August 20, 2015

  • Well done to all the students at The Open Academy the school has informed the paper they achieved 42% A*-C, although last year the school informed the paper they achieved 47% but the government’s official figures stated the school achieved 42%. So after seven years of being an Academy with millions of pounds spent on a new building and several hundreds of thousands spent on cover staff and several re-organizations over the last five years this academy is making progress!!!!

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    GreyMan

    Thursday, August 20, 2015

  • some of the heads talk total c..p.... damage limitation at its best...

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    grumpy

    Thursday, August 20, 2015

  • Sorry typo : D's into C's.

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    One Horse Town

    Thursday, August 20, 2015

  • As per usual, Lynn Grove and Yarmouth High last to declare - got something to hide? Incidentally a pity that Bungay High School headteacher only referring to the high flyers excusively and omitting mention of all the other youngsters that work hard during the year to turn d's into d's etc. Most other heads do.

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    One Horse Town

    Thursday, August 20, 2015

  • I'd love to see how the Government justifies it's academy programme now! By the way, is it true that the TEN Group is to be re-named the NINE Group - NOT IMPROVING NORFOLK EDUCATION. Congratulations to students and teachers despite the political interference of Dames and Del Boys.

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    Johnboy

    Thursday, August 20, 2015

  • Well done to all; and it's nice to see some supportive comments on here rather than just the usual crew who seem to make it their mission in life to criticise Norfolk schools. Re the comments about not all the schools publishing their results yet; what's the issue? Some schools were open very early this morning while others were opening a bit later. Perhaps those schools who haven't published yet, are focussing on supporting the students rather than worrying about contacting the EDP!!

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    Row71

    Thursday, August 20, 2015

  • No stats from Yarmouth High, Lynn Grove or Cliff Park yet but good to see Ormiston Oriel and Caister achieving better than the Government minimum target of 60% 5 passes at A* - C including Maths and English.

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    DWW25

    Thursday, August 20, 2015

  • why so long to get results from schools, still no aylsham, stalham, sheringham, broadland and more

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    3rd time lucky

    Thursday, August 20, 2015

  • This yet again proves that academies never were and never will be the answer...just look at Ormiston Lowestoft and Wayland in 2012 and 2015 despite huge amounts of money and new buildings.....all a Gove vanity project. Let's now get back to prioritising children please.

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    Sportswagon

    Thursday, August 20, 2015

  • Terrific results from Wymondham college again. Well done to the new Principle, Jonathon Taylor on not only maintaining but actually improving on what was already a brilliant school. So glad that we chose this school for our children.

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    baguio

    Thursday, August 20, 2015

  • Congratulations Diss High School. Yet another fantastic set of results for the school. So pleased I chose this school over others. My child is exceptionally happy here, which in turn makes me a happy Mummy. The support received has been amazing, can't thank everyone enough.

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    luanmapo

    Thursday, August 20, 2015

  • Whilst acknowledging the success of St Felix pupils and given their not inconsiderable fees, their GCSE results fall behind some state sector schools in the area. But of course private schools imbue their pupils with a level of confidence that enhances their potential in later life. This is evidenced by latest studies recently covered by the media. A pity that our state sector schools cannot be directed to enable this more, rather than continually looking over their shoulders at government imposed targets. Furthermore with an education secretary that actively encourages students to ignore Arts subjects in favour of 'proper' ones, no wonder the private sector continues to thrive.......where she was educated.

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    One Horse Town

    Thursday, August 20, 2015

  • disappointeng.they realy should try a little bit harder.edna.

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    Whiley's Mum

    Thursday, August 20, 2015

  • Really want to know how well your school did. Forget the 5+ numbers, ask for the 5 of pupils in each subject who underachieved their predicted grades and the numbers who over achieved their predicted grades. These numbers are easily obtainable and get discussed internally at HOD meetings. They give a true measure of a school's performance and a reflection of how they have served their pupils.

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    manbythesea

    Thursday, August 20, 2015

  • Yup - but I'm sure Ofsted will still give Thetford an Outstanding this year, it's in the plan. The overall results are worse now than in 2012! That's what you get when you stress students and teachers beyond breaking point, employ a load of numpties to the leadership team, and lose experienced staff, replacing them with cheap, inexperienced ones.

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    JRedding

    Thursday, August 20, 2015

  • 'Executive principal Adrian Ball [Thetford Academy] said: “Our students have made great progress this year"' - HOW!? Results were worse across the board. Headteachers comments to wash over poor performance are laughable.

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    dsmi

    Thursday, August 20, 2015

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