Students celebrate GCSE results

Students from across the Wensum Trust’s secondary schools have been celebrating their GCSE results today.

Acle Academy, Alderman Peel High School, and Hellesdon High School, welcomed back Year 11 students as they collected their results.

At Acle Academy, Emma Becker achieved the school’s highest ever average grade point score with eight Grade 9s and one Grade 8.

Principal Helen Watts said: “Congratulations to all our students who worked hard on their GCSEs, we are incredibly proud of your achievements. Students who showed determination and effort have been rewarded with a great set of results. Many students have made great progress from their starting points and there have been some incredible individual achievements.

“Thank you to all staff who have worked tirelessly to support our students in school and to parents who have supported us at home. We are delighted that so many will be able to successfully move on to their chosen destinations with pride.”

Meanwhile, at Alderman Peel High School, Principal Matt Hardman, said: “We are so proud of all APHS students today as they celebrate their GCSE results. Today recognises their learning and achievement, but also the career and life skills they have developed during their time with us.

“There are many students who have done incredibly well to achieve a full set of Grades 7-9, as well as students who have worked incredibly hard to achieve Grades 1-3 and this should not be forgotten. In the backdrop of global disruption these are significant achievements. We look forward to celebrating with our students and are confident that they will continue to display Ambition, Pride, Happiness and Success in their exciting futures ahead.”

Tom Rolfe, Principal of Hellesdon High School, also shared congratulations to their students:  “They represent a lot of hard work, dedication and resilience not only on their behalf, but parents and staff alike. For those students progressing into our Sixth Form, we look forward to continuing your journey with us but also wish everyone the best of luck in the future, whatever their next steps might be."