GCSE results 2021: Live list of results from Norfolk and Waveney

Norwich School pupils celebrate at GCSE success.

Norwich School pupils celebrate at GCSE success. - Credit: Norwich School

For pupils who have had another year of uncertainty and disruption the anxious wait will finally be over today as they collect their GCSE results.

Envelopes being opened by students will be gateways to A-levels, vocational courses, apprenticeships or jobs.

The pandemic has meant this year's students have suffered more disruption than any cohort before them and grades have been based on teachers’ assessment rather than exam results. 

Some students will be picking up their results remotely online but others will be back in school for the ritual picking up that dreaded envelope and celebrating or commiserating with friends and classmates.

This live list of results from schools in Norfolk and Waveney will be updated as results come in to us, appearing alphabetically.

PLEASE NOTE: Some schools and colleges are choosing not to give the percentage of % of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths due to the unique way results have been assessed which makes comparisons with previous year’s impossible.

Acle Academy
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2021 figures supplied

Principal Helen Watts said: “"We are incredibly proud of the achievements of our Year 11 students this year, and we are sincerely thankful for the unwavering support and care that has been shown by our teachers and support staff, who have provided excellent provision in extenuating circumstances. 

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"We wish all of our students the best of luck with the next stage of their academic careers. They have been a wonderful year group to work with and we wish them all a happy, fun and successful future."

Alderman Peel High School, Wells
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Principal Alastair Ogle said: "Congratulations to all of those students receiving their GCSE grades today. They have been a joy to work with and have overcome immense challenges with maturity, resilience and dedication. 

“They are a fantastic set of results with students making exceptional progress in all subjects. Well done to all of the students but also their families, staff and our wonderful community which has supported them and the school over the years.”

Pupils receiving their GCSE results at Archbishop Sancroft High School.

Pupils receiving their GCSE results at Archbishop Sancroft High School. - Credit: DNEAT

Archbishop Sancroft High School, Harleston
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Headteacher Rob Connelly said: “The Archbishop Sancroft High School class of 2021 have been incredible and I am extremely confident that they are very well equipped for whatever lies ahead of them as they embark on their next chapter. 

“As a school community, we are immensely proud of what they have achieved. I would like to thank our fantastic teachers, support staff, students, parents and carers for all that they have done to support this very special community.”

Pupils receiving their GCSE results at Archbishop Sancroft High School.

Pupils receiving their GCSE results at Archbishop Sancroft High School. - Credit: DNEAT

Attleborough Academy
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Executive principal Neil McShane said: “Congratulations to all our Year 11 students in achieving such excellent results. These results are a testimony to the commitment, adaptability, determination and resilience that students, staff and parents have displayed throughout the last two years. 

“Everyone should be incredibly proud of the efforts they put in to minimise the impact of the disruption caused by the lockdowns. 

“We wish all of our students every success in their future and look forward to welcoming many of them back for sixth form.” 

Aylsham High School
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2021 figures supplied

Executive headteacher Duncan Spalding said: “It has been an incredibly challenging time for everyone across the country over the last 18 months. 

“Our students have achieved some fabulous results again this year. I know they are immensely grateful for the support they have received from their dedicated teachers, our caring pastoral and support staff, and from their families. 

“I am confident that they will go on to the next stage of their learning adventure with the confidence they need to enjoy similar success in the future in whatever they choose to do. It has been a privilege to work alongside such a wonderful group of young people and such an inspirational staff team during these trying times.”

Students at SET Beccles school are celebrating their GCSE results.

Students at SET Beccles school are celebrating their GCSE results. - Credit: Ben Thomas Photography

SET Beccles School
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Head of school Heidi Philpott said: “Every Year 11 student at SET Beccles should be proud of their hard work and achievements this year. 

“We have delivered a strong learning experience across all subjects despite the pandemic, including challenging and interactive online lessons, personalised support and equipping students with resources for practical subjects at home. 

“The students’ commitment to learning in this uncertain time has been reflected in every grade, and they should all feel proud of what they have achieved as they reach their post-16 destination.”

Tilly Wharf who achieved six Grade 9s at IES Breckland.

Tilly Wharf who achieved six Grade 9s at IES Breckland. - Credit: IES Breckland

IES Breckland, Brandon
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 74%

Principal Jon Winn said: “I am delighted that the exceptional performance of our Year 11 students reflects and rewards their unwavering commitment towards academic achievement, highlighting their resilience and character demonstrated during the most challenging of Key Stage 4 experiences.

“Congratulations to all the students and I wish them every success as they progress to the next stage of their academic career.”

Will Martin & Dulcie Anthony learning their GCSE grades at IES Breckland.

Will Martin and Dulcie Anthony learning their GCSE grades at IES Breckland. - Credit: IES Breckland

Broadland High Ormiston Academy, Hoveton
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Principal Matthew Sprake said: “We are immensely proud of our students, who thoroughly deserve the excellent results that they have received today. 

“Throughout their GCSE journey the class of 2021 have been a credit to our community. They have shown incredible commitment, responsibility and resilience with the support of their families, teachers and support staff. 

“We wish them all the best as they take their very exciting next steps.”

Bungay High School
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2021 figures supplied

Headteacher Angelo Goduti said: “Congratulations to our students on the excellent GCSE results they have achieved this year. Students, along with everyone who has been involved with supporting them over two very turbulent years, should be very proud of their achievements.

“Our students’ GCSE results are an absolute credit to them, our teachers and parents. They demonstrate how supportive the whole school community has been and the hard work, determination and courage that students have shown in very challenging circumstances. 

“The disrupted but productive past two years has provided a foundation for students to progress on to their next phase of education or training, working towards new experiences that they can look forward to with positivity.” 

Caister Academy
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2021 figures supplied

Principal Ben Driver said: “We are immensely proud of everything our students have accomplished this year.  

“They fully deserve the outstanding results they are leaving us with, and we look forward to hearing of their further successes in the years to come.” 

City Academy GCSE pupils Tyler, Megan, Lauryn and Ellie with headteacher Mr Collin.

City Academy GCSE pupils Tyler, Megan, Lauryn and Ellie with headteacher Mr Collin. - Credit: City Academy Norwich

City Academy Norwich
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Headteacher Paul Collin said: “We have all been through a lot over the last 18 months, none of us could have predicted how radically education could have changed in such a short space of time. 

“I am immensely proud of the class of 2021 and how they have responded so positively to all the challenges throughout this time. They have applied themselves diligently, remained motivated during their time with us and continued to show resilience and determination in these unprecedented times.

“My thanks go to them all, to their parents and carers, and to my wonderful staff who have afforded them these results and experiences, which only begin to scratch the surface in showing the brilliance of these individuals and the challenges they are capable of overcoming.”

City of Norwich School students

City of Norwich School students Mabel who achieved ten grade 9s in her GCSEs, Jacob Pierce who achieved eight grade 9s and a grade 8, and Sam Toll who gained eight grade 9s and a grade 7. - Credit: Ormiston Academies Trust

City of Norwich School
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Headteacher Jo Philpott said: “I could not be prouder of the collective and individual achievements of this amazing group of young people. Their approach to learning throughout the last two years has been exceptional and they have been justly rewarded with an excellent set of grades. 

“The students are a credit to themselves, their families and the school and deserve praise for the resilience and determination they have shown. We are looking forward to welcoming the majority of students back to CNS Sixth Form and we wish those embarking on new adventures success and happiness. 

“I am sure students will join me in thanking our brilliant staff for their support and guidance throughout their time at CNS.”

Pupils receiving their GCSE results at Cliff Park Ormiston Academy.

Pupils receiving their GCSE results at Cliff Park Ormiston Academy. - Credit: Ormiston Academies Trust

Cliff Park Ormiston Academy, Gorleston
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Principal Tamsin Poulter said: “We are exceptionally proud of our students and the results they have achieved, which are hugely deserved. 

“They have shown incredible tenacity, resilience and hard work over the last two years, and throughout their time with us, and it's brilliant to be celebrating their achievements today.

“I would like to thank the entire school community for their ongoing support, and we look forward to seeing where our excellent students progress on to next!”

Cromer Academy pupils celebrate their GCSE results

Cromer Academy pupils Joel Mortlack, Adam Brammall, Cameron Hamilton-Emery, Noah Jones and Coby Barratt celebrate their GCSE results. - Credit: Stuart Anderson

Cromer Academy
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2021 figures supplied

Principal Darren Hollingsworth said:  "We have been beyond impressed by the work ethic of our pupils and they are fully deserving of their awarded teacher assessed grades. 

“After a tumultuous covid GCSE experience, this year group has shown great resilience and they can now look forward to post-16 education and work. 

“All of us at Cromer Academy wish each and every pupil the very best for the future."

Cromer Academy pupil Amy Wright celebrates her GCSE results.

Cromer Academy pupil Amy Wright celebrates her GCSE results. - Credit: Stuart Anderson

Downham Market Academy
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2021 figures supplied

Senior deputy headteacher Mark Eastwood said: “We are incredibly proud of our students - their resilience and dedication has been inspirational over what has been a very challenging and unpredictable two years. They have shown great determination to succeed and adaptability in the ever-changing circumstances that they have had to navigate their way through GCSE courses. 

“Every student should feel proud of their own achievements and use these results as the springboard to further success at sixth form or college. 

“With so many success stories it is hard to pick out individuals but special mention must go to Lauren John (seven 9s; three 8s) and Isabelle Driver (seven 9s; two 8s) and Emily Banks, Maisie Parker, Megan North and Kelly Yu who all achieved a mixture of grade 8 and 9 across all their subjects.”

East Coast College student Maria who achieved a grade 9 in GCSE English. 

East Coast College student Maria who achieved a grade 9 in GCSE English. - Credit: East Coast College

East Coast College, Great Yarmouth & Lowestoft
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Chief executive Stuart Rimmer said: “Congratulations to all our students who have passed GCSE qualifications in another challenging year. For many these results provide an important gateway to university, further training or achieving their dream job and we are proud that East Coast College can help them on their way.

“As a college we also wish to extend our congratulations to all students in Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft who received their grades today. Please be assured that we have a place waiting for you and we will help you get the support you need to take your next step.”

East Point Academy, Lowestoft
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2021 figures supplied

Principal Richard Dolding said: " Congratulations to all our students who have worked so hard throughout their time with us. They have shown that determination and hard work truly does pay off. We are thrilled that so many have secured the qualifications they need for the next stage of their educational journey. 

“Their success is fully deserved with so many of them not only achieving the very top grades but success across the full range of subjects. 

“I thank my colleagues for their continued hard work and dedication and our families for their belief and support, together you have created a truly supportive community. It has been an absolute pleasure working with our students and watching them grow into impressive young adults. I wish them all the very best for the future."

Students at Fakenham Academy collecting their GCSE results. 

Students at Fakenham Academy collecting their GCSE results. - Credit: Aaron McMillan

Fakenham Academy
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Headteacher Richard Evans said: “I’m extremely pleased for all the students, they have worked extremely hard and thoroughly deserve the success they have achieved. We wish them all the best.”

GCSE pupils at Flegg High Ormiston Academy in Great Yarmouth.

GCSE pupils at Flegg High Ormiston Academy in Great Yarmouth. - Credit: Ormiston Academies Trust

Flegg High Ormiston Academy, Great Yarmouth
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Principal Kate Williams said: “Our students’ resilience and determination surpassed all our high expectations.

"Their results reflect not only that ambition for themselves but also the hard work that our amazing staff have put in to continue delivering high-quality learning. 

“The students should be exceptionally proud of their hard work and their achievements; they all have extremely bright futures ahead.”

Pupils receive GCSEs at Flegg High Ormiston Academy.

Pupils receive GCSEs at Flegg High Ormiston Academy. - Credit: Ormiston Academies Trust

Framingham Earl High School student Jem who achieved Grade 9s in all his GCSEs with his history teacher and head of year.

Framingham Earl High School student Jem who achieved Grade 9s in all his GCSEs with his history teacher and head of year. - Credit: Framingham Earl High School

Framingham Earl High School
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Headteacher Becky Arnold said: “This cohort has worked so hard in such challenging circumstances. Today’s results show just a fraction of their successes; they are without exception kind, creative, supportive, funny, caring, inquisitive and self-confident young people.

“Everyone here at Fram is phenomenally proud of the Class of 2021 and wish them every future success in their next steps.”

GCSE results at Great Yarmouth Charter Academy.

Beth Jefferies, Chloe Watts, Chase Nicholls, Brogan Bilyard-Roberts, Nathan Ward and Josh Nichols with their GCSE results at Great Yarmouth Charter Academy. - Credit: Daniel Hickey

Great Yarmouth Charter Academy
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2021 figures supplied

Principal Kevin Blakey said: "With the disruption to their education over the past two years I am delighted with the results that the Charter pupils have achieved this summer. 

“The results highlight their attitude and approach to education over their time at the academy and we are confident that they are ready to be successful in the next stage of their education."

Hellesdon High pupil Ruby Morgan, pictured with her mother

Hellesdon High pupil Ruby Morgan, pictured with her mother, was especially delighted to receive a grade 8 in chemistry. - Credit: Wensum Trust

Hellesdon High School
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2021 figures supplied

Principals Mike Earl and  Tom Rolfe said: "We are absolutely thrilled and extremely proud of all our Year 11 students' achievements. They've worked incredibly hard and have responded magnificently well to what has been yet another difficult and disruptive year for all concerned.

"A special thanks to all the parents and staff who have worked tirelessly to ensure our students were able to achieve their potential and progress onto the next step of their learning journey. We can not wait to see what they go on to achieve in the future."

Hethersett Academy pupils Ben Scott Ellis Jones Alfie Pratt David Braide and Victor Apeh celebrate GCSE success.

Hethersett Academy pupils Ben Scott Ellis Jones Alfie Pratt David Braide and Victor Apeh celebrate GCSE success. - Credit: Inspiration Trust

Hethersett Academy
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2021 figures supplied

Principal Jane Diver said: "Congratulations to the class of 2021 who have achieved fantastic results. We are especially pleased for them and proud of the resilience and maturity they have shown. 

“The grades they have achieved are thoroughly deserved reflecting their commitment and determination whilst studying at Hethersett Academy. We are proud of them all and wish them every success for their futures. 

“I am confident that the 2021 students leave our school fully equipped for a happy and fulfilling life and career and know that we are here to provide any support we can to help them with this."

Hethersett Academy pupil Ryan Turner collecting GCSE results with 2021 leavers sweatshirt. 

Hethersett Academy pupil Ryan Turner collecting GCSE results with 2021 leavers sweatshirt. - Credit: Inspiration Trust

Hewett Academy pupil Elizabeth Nichols (photographed with mum) obtained 8 GCSEs including 3 grade 9s.

Hewett Academy pupil Elizabeth Nichols (photographed with mum) obtained 8 GCSEs including 3 grade 9s. - Credit: Inspiration trust

Hewett Academy, Norwich
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2021 figures supplied

Executive principal Antony Little and head of school Lucy Austin said: "These results are a credit to our students, staff and the local community. They show what's possible even after the year just gone. Despite the uncertainty our students never stopped working. 

“The Friends of Hewett went the extra mile to make sure every student had a laptop to work on well before this became a government initiative. Our staff came in during the holidays, gave extra online sessions and gave students every opportunity to show what they could do. 

“Congratulations and best of luck as every student moves onto further education, training or employment! Your resilience and adaptability are key strengths that will serve you well in the future, remember how far you've come and the hurdles you overcame to achieve these results."

Hewett Academy pupils Ahtisham Hyder, Harvey Macphee and Solomon Hyder

Hewett Academy pupils Ahtisham Hyder, Harvey Macphee and Solomon Hyder (Ahtisham’s twin brother) collect their GCSE results. - Credit: Inspiration Trust

Hobart High School pupils' joy at their GCSE results.

Hobart High School pupils' joy at their GCSE results. - Credit: Clarion Academy Trust

Hobart High School, Loddon
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Head of school Ross Li-Rocchi said: “Many congratulations to our superb year 11 students, who have consistently been a privilege to work with.  They have coped admirably with all that the academic year has thrown at them - particularly changes to assessment and the periods of remote learning.  

“Students - we are still here to support you if you need us. Today is for thanking staff and families for all their support during 2020-21, and for wishing the youngsters all the very best on the next stage of their journey.  

“Data or commenting on school performance do not seem important given the circumstances. Well done on your achievements year 11 - you will be missed and have shown you can go on to great things.”

Niah Shepherd at Jane Austen College

Niah Shepherd at Jane Austen College got four 9s, four 8s and a 7. “So relieved, because I've put in a lot of effort," she said. - Credit: Inspiration Trust

Jane Austen College, Norwich
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2021 figures supplied

Executive principal, Antony Little and head of school Summer Turner said: "We are incredibly proud of our Year 11 students for their success this year, particularly in such challenging circumstances. 

“Jane Austen College students have weathered this storm with great resilience and these results represent not only the depth of their knowledge but also the strength of their character. This success is also a testament to the hard work of our staff and the immense support of our families. 

“We are excited to be welcoming many of these students back to study A-Levels with us in our sixth form and in our joint sixth form with Sir Isaac Newton, and thrilled for those who have chosen new paths whether these be apprenticeships or further study at colleges around Norfolk."

Jane Austen College student Grace Tuma

Jane Austen College student Grace Tuma got 10 grades 9 GCSEs. ‘’I’m really happy with myself, I'm really proud of it," she said. - Credit: Inspiration Trust

King Edward VII Academy, King's Lynn
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2021 figures supplied

Principal Sarah Hartshorn said: “It has been another challenging year for our staff and students. I am very proud of all our students who, despite the obstacles put before them, have been focused and determined to succeed.

“The percentage of both 9-5 grades awarded has seen an increase this year, and 9-4 grades have continued to be strong. Many of our students have outstanding achievements in both attainment and progress

“The school has been on a positive journey for the last two years and this trajectory continues to be reflected in our outcomes.

“I look forward to welcoming many of our students back in September to continue their educational Journey in our sixth form.”

King’s Lynn Academy
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2021 figures supplied

Principal Alan Fletcher said: “Year 11 students this year have faced considerable levels of disruption and challenge, and we are just so proud of our year group at KLA this year for the mature way they have faced this challenge and successfully managed to overcome it. 

“They have approached the situation with resilience and good humour, and through their hard work have earned every single grade they have been awarded today. 

“They should be extremely proud of the achievements we celebrate with them and their families today and we congratulate them all.”

Langley School pupil collects her GCSE results.

Langley School pupil collects her GCSE results. - Credit: Langley School

Langley School, Loddon
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 95% (2020: 81.5%)

Headmaster Jon Perriss said: “My warm congratulations to the Langley pupils for an impressive set of results. I know that they will be the first to thank their teachers and parents for their amazing support these past years, as getting to this stage is about both individual effort and talent, as well as teamwork. 

“Behind the percentages and the grades are the individual stories of resilience, graft and determination and I am proud of all in the Langley community for the work that they have done and delighted that this has been recognised.” 

Litcham School
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2021 figures supplied

Headteacher Tim Gibbs said: “This year group's results are excellent both individually and collectively; several pupils' grades are truly exceptional. 

“This year group will be remembered as one that had to overcome totally unexpected circumstances yet applied themselves fully and achieved great things for themselves.

"Without doubt, they will also be remembered by staff as one of the nicest groups of young people to have passed through the school and they were a pleasure to work alongside. 

“We wish every one of them all the best for their futures.”

Long Stratton High School student Sophie Rice

Long Stratton student Sophie Rice who, with one exception, achieved Grade 9 across the board. - Credit: Long Stratton High School

Long Stratton High School
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Headteacher Roger Harris said: We are very proud of our whole community, the work of staff and the support of parents but ultimately the hard work of our students which is reflected in another year of excellent results.

“A special mention goes to Sophie Rice who, with one exception, achieved Grade 9 across the board. Also Daniel Ward, who achieved grades 8 and 9 in all subjects.

“Considering the challenges they have faced, the Long Stratton Pupils have achieved spectacular results and we wish them every success for the future.”

Lynn Grove Academy, Gorleston
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Principal Alison Mobbs said: We are congratulating our year 11 pupils today who have achieved a truly excellent set of results.  

“From the start of the pandemic, this year group has shown remarkable determination and dedication to their studies. Along with some fantastic individual results, all our pupils have been resilient in the face of challenges and so leave us very well prepared for the next stage of their education. 

“On their behalf, I would like to thank the Lynn Grove staff team who have supported them every step of the way.”

Pupils happy with their GCSE results at Marshland High School.

Pupils happy with their GCSE results at Marshland High School. - Credit: Paul Tibbs

Marshland High School, Wisbech
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Headteacher Craig Jansen said: "Students have been faced with an unprecedented experience, studying through two years of a global pandemic.

"They have adapted to the challenges they have faced with great resilience and achieved highly as a result of their efforts and the dedication of Marshland staff.

“These impressive results are not only attributed to the efforts of our students but also due to the excellent care and support given by staff."

Pupils celebrate GCSE results at Nicholas Hamond Academy.

Pupils celebrate GCSE results at Nicholas Hamond Academy. - Credit: The Nicholas Hamond Academy

The Nicholas Hamond Academy, Swaffham
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Principal Mark Woodhouse said: “Our students have worked brilliantly with our staff, making the most of every opportunity that they had. We have been delighted with the way in which they have responded to the challenges that they have faced and they have shown incredible resilience to overcome these. 

“These results are a reflection of all of this and will enable our students to continue on to their next phases of their education.

“We would like to make special mention of Jess Jones, Grace Nelson, Aisha Roper, Lucy Sagrott, Hey Stibbon, Jody Wallace, Jasmine Haddleton and Lottie Matless who have all received outstanding sets of results as well as demonstrating significant progress in reaching the achievements that they have.”

Pupils celebrate GCSE results at Nicholas Hamond Academy.

Pupils celebrate GCSE results at Nicholas Hamond Academy. - Credit: The Nicholas Hamond Academy

North Walsham High School
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Headteacher James Gosden said: “I wish to congratulate every single student on the results they have earned this year. They have worked exceptionally hard in the face of truly exceptional circumstances. 

“There have been periods of isolations, lockdowns, remote learning and having official exams cancelled but with the support of families and our talented staff our pupils have flourished. Our students all showed incredible resilience and secured some truly excellent results.

“These students really earned these results and they went through a rigorous set of internal exams and tasks which replaced the traditional examinations. I am exceptionally proud and excited to see what they achieve next.”

Norwich High School for Girls
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Headteacher Alison Sefton said: “The school has been committed to delivering fair outcomes for all our students through the Teacher Assessed Grade process and is delighted that the grades submitted were confirmed by the examination boards today.

“We are really proud of all the Year 11 students and they should be proud of their own achievements. This has been an unsettling year for so many students as they approach their first important public examination series. 

“They have shown determination and resilience beyond their years and approached the assessments with confidence.

“I must also say a huge thank you to all our teaching staff who worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic to ensure that the students were ready for their assessments and the grades submitted were appropriate for each student.”

Norwich School pupils celebrate at GCSE success.

Norwich School pupils celebrate at GCSE success. - Credit: Norwich School

Norwich School
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2021 figures supplied

Headmaster Steffan Griffiths said: “In the unique circumstances of this assessment cycle, the focus is rightly on individual pathways and there have been many outstanding performances, which open up exciting routes into the sixth form, taking in a wide range of linguistic, creative, literary, technological and scientific courses.

“However, we should also like to take the opportunity to congratulate the cohort collectively as well as individually for what they have achieved this year.

"In challenging circumstances, there was a genuine feeling during the year of pupils looking out for each other and we have no doubt that this pulling together has helped to produce the many excellent results we see today. We have been deeply impressed by the maturity, resilience and calmness shown by these young people since March 2020.”

Norwich School pupil celebrates at GCSE success.

Norwich School pupil celebrates at GCSE success. - Credit: Norwich School

Northgate High School, Dereham
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Head of school Zoë Galley and Duncan Hone said: "We are delighted with the GCSE results achieved by this amazing cohort of students.

"They have worked consistently throughout the last two years and have done so with maturity, resilience and tenacity. They deserve nothing but praise for their efforts, superbly supported by all staff and parents.

We wish them all the very best in the future and will see many return in September at Dereham Sixth Form College."

Notre Dame High School, Norwich
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Head of school Tom Pinnington said: “Today is a special day for our GCSE students, they have achieved the grades that they fully deserve. Their positivity, and commitment to their studies throughout the pandemic, especially in the run up to and during their assessment opportunities, has been second to none. 

“The Notre Dame community is incredibly proud of them all. Importantly, the grades that they have achieved allow them access to the next stage of their education where they will go from strength to strength and enjoy bright futures. 

“I would like to thank all the staff, and families within the community for their work in supporting our young people through such a challenging time.” 

Old Buckenham High School
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Headteacher Andrew Fell said: “We are immensely proud of all the work and achievements of all our students. They have shown incredible resilience and commitment after such a difficult and disrupted year. 

“Our teachers and staff have worked tirelessly to ensure students are able to progress onto further education and study, and we look forward to seeing what they will achieve in the future.”

OBHS students Clodagh and Jessica celebrating their GCSE results.

Old Buckenham High School students Clodagh and Jessica celebrating their GCSE results. - Credit: OBHS

Open Academy Norwich
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Principal Jon Ford said: “"Congratulations to all the Open Academy students for their fantastic, hard-earned grades and many thanks to all the staff who worked so hard alongside the students to meet all the challenges of the last couple of years. 

“Whether returning to Open Academy or moving on, along with all the staff, I wish you all the very best for your future.

“I would also like to thank all those Y11 students who will be returning to our sixth form who did such an awesome job as interns, peer teaching in key stage 3 for the last half term, you were brilliant!”

GCSE pupils at Ormiston Denes in Lowestoft. 

GCSE pupils at Ormiston Denes in Lowestoft. - Credit: Ormiston Academies Trust

Ormiston Denes Academy, Lowestoft
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2021 figures supplied

Principal Jim Nixon said: “We couldn’t be prouder of our students and the results they have achieved, which are hugely deserved. It has been an honour to work with them during my two years at the Academy.  

“They have worked extremely hard to overcome all the academic pressures, and have held their nerve right up to the end. Though it was not the end they had planned or wished for, it’s fantastic to be celebrating their achievements today. They have shown brilliant spirit, resilience and motivation throughout.  

“I would like to thank all our students, their families, our staff and the wider school community for their ongoing support and we look forward to seeing our students’ progress on to the next stage of their education and fulfilling their goals.”

Maddison Lee who received top grades at Ormiston Venture Academy.

Maddison Lee who received top grades at Ormiston Venture Academy. - Credit: Ormiston Academies Trust

Ormiston Venture Academy, Gorleston
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2021 figures supplied

Principal Simon Gilbert-Barnham said: “Students across the cohort and across the whole country have had to face so many obstacles and challenges over the past 18 months, but some of the success many of our students have achieved despite significantly challenging personal circumstances is a testament to their dedication to learning and determination to succeed. 

“We are so proud of all of them, and we are looking forward to seeing what they go on to do next.”

GCSE success celebrations at Ormiston Venture Academy in Gorleston.

GCSE success celebrations at Ormiston Venture Academy in Gorleston. - Credit: Ormiston Academies Trust

GCSE success at Ormiston Victory Academy in Costessey.

GCSE success at Ormiston Victory Academy in Costessey. - Credit: Ormiston Academies Trust

Ormiston Victory Academy, Costessey
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2021 figures supplied

Principal Naomi Palmer said: “We are so very grateful to our entire community for working hard to overcome the challenges of the past few months with overwhelming acts of kindness and some excellent examples of online learning – including, in particular, the Zoom performing arts lessons and the use of social media to ‘gallery’ students’ beautiful art work through lockdown.

“We are thrilled to celebrate another great set of results (at a distance) with our students today – the current challenges must not detract from the excellent work of these children throughout their five years at Victory.”

GCSE success at Ormiston Victory Academy in Costessey.

GCSE success at Ormiston Victory Academy in Costessey. - Credit: Ormiston Academies Trust

Pakefield High School
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2021 figures supplied

Dan Bagshaw, acting head of school, said: “At the end of an academic year like no other, I wish to congratulate every year 11 student on their achievements. Not only have they demonstrated a strong work ethic, but their results also reflect their resilience and determination to succeed despite the turbulence they have encountered over the past two years of their studies.

“I cannot thank staff enough for their efforts this year, having worked through the assessments and tasks that replaced traditional exams. 

“I am very proud of the creative way staff tackled teaching through a pandemic, following the normal school timetable to provide live lessons online.

“As always, I am extremely grateful to our supportive parents, carers and governors who continue to support the work of our school community. Congratulations to the class of 2021!”

Reepham High School
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2021 figures supplied

Headteacher Tim Gibbs said: “Congratulations to all Year 11 pupils at RHSC on their results, which are excellent. 

“This group of young people have had to deal with previously unknown challenges and have come through those with huge credit. The path to these results has been a different one than was expected, which in fact simply adds value to how well they have done. 

“This particular year group are a real credit to the school, their parents and of course themselves. We wish them all the best in their futures.”

Saint Felix School pupils

Saint Felix School pupils Polly Chan who gained 10 grade 9, Marcus Moscuzza who gained 6 grade 9s with Natasha Moscuzza, and Indira Gopee who gained 7 grade 9. - Credit: Saint Felix School

Saint Felix School, Southwold
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 100%

Headmaster James Harrison said: “These are extremely impressive results from a very able cohort. Each individual grade is a triumph over adversity and rightfully the students celebrated with their teachers and parents at school this morning. 

“It is pleasing to see such success not only in the core subjects but also in humanities, languages, arts and the sciences, reflecting well upon the wide range of talents of the individuals within that year group.”

St Clement’s High School students delighted by GCSE success.

St Clement’s High School students delighted by GCSE success. - Credit: Paul Tibbs

St Clement's High School, Terrington
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2021 figures supplied

Headteacher Nigel Willingham said: “We are all very proud of our students, they have endured two years of disruption but their hard work and perseverance has been rewarded.

"Students across the year group are heading for a range of careers, including a high number hoping to study medicine and nursing which seems fitting after their recent experience."

St Clement’s High School pupil receiving GCSE results.

St Clement’s High School pupil receiving GCSE results. - Credit: Paul Tibbs

Sewell Park Academy, Norwich
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2021 figures supplied

Headteacher David Day said: “"We are immensely proud of the class of 2021 at Sewell Park Academy. Through the significant challenges of the past two years, they have shown incredible perseverance and dedication to their studies and this is reflected in what they have achieved.

"These results are also testament to the hard work and support of staff and parents during this time.

“We look forward to hearing about their continued success as they begin the next stages of their lives"

Sheringham High head student Honor Boughton achieved four grade 9s amongst her outstanding results.

Sheringham High head student Honor Boughton achieved four grade 9s amongst her outstanding results. - Credit: Sheringham High

Sheringham High School
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2021 figures supplied

Headteacher Dr Andrew Richardson said: “We are immensely proud of the achievements of all our students. Throughout the last two years in particular, these young people have repeatedly impressed us with their ability to work hard through exceptionally difficult circumstances. 

“Their resilience, maturity and commitment have been an example to all current and future students; a superb set of results. 

“Huge credit should also go to all our staff for their dedication and rigour in their teaching and fair assessment of achievement, to our brilliant support team who have been the rock for students during the pandemic, and to all parents for their continued support and pragmatism.”

Sheringham High head student Michael O’Driscoll celebrates his GCSE success.

Sheringham High head student Michael O’Driscoll celebrates his GCSE success. - Credit: Sheringham High

Sir John Leman High School, Beccles
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2021 figures supplied

Headteacher Michael Taylor said: “Despite the distress caused by this, a second unprecedented year, today’s results have rewarded our students for their dedication and commitment to their studies. 

“Although they have been generated in an atypical way, captured in today’s grades is a recognition of the accumulation of considerable knowledge, understanding, skill and experience.

“Students should go forward with confidence in their grades, reassured that their endeavours have been recognised and rewarded.”

CB SMITHDON GCSE 2021

Staff and students on GCSE results day at Smithdon High School at Hunstanton - Credit: Chris Bishop

Smithdon High School, Hunstanton
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2021 figures supplied

Headteacher John Hirst said: “After receiving the good news at the end of term regarding the government investment into the school buildings, it is even more satisfying to see the rewards of so much hard work translated into outstanding grades and such promising futures. 

“A big congratulations to all of our students who continue to impress me with their dedication and successes.”

CB SMITHDON GCSE 2021

Hugo Barker, with parents Nigel and Sarah, on GCSE results day at Smithdon High School - Credit: Chris Bishop

Sprowston Community Academy
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2021 figures supplied

Headteacher Liz Wood said: “"We are incredibly proud of our Y11 students today. They have achieved a great set of results against the backdrop of the pandemic and the disruption and uncertainty that this brought with it.

“Since we fully returned to school in September, Y11 have really impressed us with their determination and commitment. They took full advantage of the opportunities provided to them whilst continuing to be positive, funny and kind and supportive to each other.  

“These students thoroughly deserve the results  they have achieved today and we wish them lots of luck and happiness as they move to the next stage in their lives.”

Springwood High executive headteacher Andy Johnson with celebrating GCSE students.

Springwood High executive headteacher Andy Johnson with celebrating GCSE students. - Credit: Ian Burt

Springwood High School, King’s Lynn
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2021 figures supplied

Executive Headteacher Andy Johnson said: “This has been an unprecedented two years for these students and today's results reflect the hard work by our students and the professionalism of our staff.

“The students have been through a rigorous internal assessment process to achieve the grades awarded.

"This has been an incredibly able year group and, as a school, we are immensely proud of all our students, who now have the opportunity to continue their first choice of post-16 future that we have prepared them for.”

Springwood High student congratulated for GCSE results.

Springwood High student congratulated for GCSE results. - Credit: Ian Burt

Stalham High School
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2021 figures supplied

Executive headteacher Dr Andrew Richardson said, “The school’s performance is super but nothing gives us greater pleasure than to celebrate individual successes, and there are so many of these. 

“The teaching staff, support staff, students and parents have pulled together to meet the huge challenges of the last 18 months and come together as one learning community. Brilliant.”

Taverham High pupils

Taverham High pupils Francesca Taylor 9 GCSEs 5-8 Tamzin Catchpole 9 GCSEs 5-8 , Molly Gant 9 GCSEs 7-9 Ella Reid 8 grade 9s and 1 grade 8 Mia Williamson 9 GCSEs grade 9. - Credit: Taverham High School

Taverham High School
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2021 figures supplied

Headteacher Carol Dallas said: Congratulations to all the students on their GCSE results. We celebrate their determination and commitment to their studies and believe that this cohort of individuals truly deserve these exceptional grades. 

“I would like to thank all the students, staff and families for their continued vigilance and extraordinary resolve during this educational period. We wish students every success in the future and know we will watch them grow and flourish in the vibrant, creative environments next year as we regain our freedoms. We could not be prouder.”

Taverham High pupil Daniel Shanaghy

Taverham High pupil Daniel Shanaghy who got 8 grade 7-9 with best progress across his course. - Credit: Taverham High School

Thetford Grammar School
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 100% (2020: 98%)

Headteacher Michael Brewer said: “Having faced unprecedented challenges across both years of GCSE study, the successes enjoyed today have been hard-earned and are thoroughly deserved.

“This year’s GCSE pupils achieved 100% 9 to 4 grades, including English and maths. Within this, 62% of all grades were between 9 and 7, the closest to the former A*–A grading; 19% of all grades were at 9, the highest level achievable.

“These excellent results are similar to those achieved by previous cohorts in recent years. That grades have remained consistently high despite the enormous difficulties faced is a testament to the excellent partnerships between pupils, teachers, and parents. Our whole school community is extremely proud of the class of 2021.”

Thetford Academy pupils Cleo Paine, Melody Ovenden and Josie Paine

Thetford Academy pupils Cleo Paine, who got 11 GCSEs at grade 7 or above, Melody Ovenden, 10 at grade 7 or above, and Josie Paine 8 at grade 7 or above, including grade 9 in maths. - Credit: Inspiration Trust

Thetford Academy
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2021 figures supplied

Principal Dan Carter said: “I offer my warm and sincere congratulations to our class of 2021, who received their GCSE results today. Underlying those results are hundreds of individual success stories. 

“The class of 2021 have worked very hard and made excellent progress during their time at Thetford Academy and their grades are fully deserved, particularly considering the challenging conditions of the last 18 months. 

“They have been a fantastic year group and we wish them every success in their future endeavours. We look forward to welcoming many of them back into our sixth form in September.”

Thetford Academy pupils Ella Dorbin and Logan Lahaie

Thetford Academy pupils Ella Dorbin and Logan Lahaie, opening their GCSE results to find they both got 10 GCSEs at grade 7or above. - Credit: Inspiration Trust

Thomas Clarkson Academy, Wisbech
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2021 figures supplied

Principal Richard Scott said: “We would like to congratulate all our Year 11 students who have overcome unprecedented challenges over the last two years to achieve these amazing results. We are in awe of their sheer determination, hard work and resilience.

“It has been a pleasure to see our students grow into such aspirational and curious young learners and I am pleased that many of them will be staying on in our sixth form next year. We are excited to see what they will achieve in the future.”

Thorpe St Andrew School
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2021 figures supplied

Principal Penny Bignell said: “Congratulations to all our students for their superb hard-earned grades and many thanks to all our exceptional staff who worked so hard with the students to
meet the challenges over the last two years. 

“We celebrate our students' results, hard work and resilience. All staff at Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form are very proud of our students and wish them the very best with their futures as they embark on the next chapter of their lives.”

University Technical College Norfolk (UTCN)
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 69% (2020: 65%) 

Headteacher Alex Hayes said: “Congratulations go to students, staff and parents for all their hard work and dedication in difficult circumstances. 

“We are particularly pleased to see so many grade 8s and 9s. It's also nice to see a number of students going directly into the world of work and taking up apprenticeships at 16.”

Wayland principal Glen Allott with Sam Lucas

Wayland principal Glen Allott with Sam Lucas who equalled or exceeded his target grade in all 10 of the qualifications he sat. - Credit: Inspiration Trust

Wayland Academy, Watton
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2021 figures supplied

Principal Glen Allott said: "This will understandably be an unusual experience for all students over the two years of their GCSEs but, we hope that they are still able to celebrate with their family and friends. 

“Students should feel proud of the achievements of their hard work over the past five years at Wayland. Staff are very proud of what they have achieved, and we all wish them well in the future."

Joe Browning and Eduarda 'Eddie' Mucavele 

Wayland Academy pupils Joe Browning, a Forces student who successfully equalled or exceeded his target grades in all 9 of his GCSEs, and Eduarda 'Eddie' Mucavele who achieved 12 grades at 9-5 including 6 grade 9s. - Credit: Inspiration Trust

Wymondham College
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2021 figures supplied

Headteacher Dan Browning said: “The pandemic has posed challenges across our whole society, and I could not be more proud of how our students and staff approached these challenges. 

“I am absolutely delighted for our students having achieved such outstanding results and how our staff have supported them and their wellbeing through such a difficult period. I offer all young people who are receiving results this week my total admiration as I believe the tenacity, focus and adaptability they, their teachers and parents have had to show this year is a huge credit to them.”

Wymondham High Academy
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2021 figures supplied

Principal Jonathan Rockey said: “"We are immensely proud of the way in which the children have dedicated themselves to their studies, both at home and school, over the past 18 months.

“The challenges they have faced have been incredible and the results the pupils receive today are a credit to their considerable determination, the support of their families and the dedication of the academy teaching staff."
 

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