St Clement’s High School in Terrington St Clement celebrates best progress in GCSEs

Pupils from St Clement High School celebrate as they recieve their GCSE results on Thurday morning - From left, Liam Porter, Ella Payne, Emma Preston, Olivia Hillier, Toby King, Alice Stocker and Simon Garrett. ANL-160825-121548009
Pupils from St Clement High School celebrate as they recieve their GCSE results on Thurday morning - From left, Liam Porter, Ella Payne, Emma Preston, Olivia Hillier, Toby King, Alice Stocker and Simon Garrett. ANL-160825-121548009

Students at St Clement’s High School in Terrington St Clement have today received their GCSE results, which officials have said “shows that the progress of our students is the best it has ever been.”

The school achieved 52 per cent A*-C in English and Maths, which is the second best result in the school’s history.

Pupils from St Clement High School celebrate as they recieve their GCSE results on Thurday morning.

Pupils from St Clement High School celebrate as they recieve their GCSE results on Thurday morning.

English had its best ever result, with 83 per cent achieving A*-C.

Headteacher Nigel Willingham said: “It is great to see our students doing so well against the new national performance measure, it shows that more students than ever before have made good progress during their time with us.”

Under the government’s new progress measure for GCSEs, the school achieved what Mr Willingham described as “a very positive” 0.5.

Ella Doughty, 16, who was the highest performing girl at the school, achieved three A* grades, five A grades, two Bs and one C.

Pupils from St Clement High School celebrate as they recieve their GCSE results on Thurday morning - Olivia Hillier and Toby King celebrate their results ANL-160825-121613009

Pupils from St Clement High School celebrate as they recieve their GCSE results on Thurday morning - Olivia Hillier and Toby King celebrate their results ANL-160825-121613009

Ella and her friend Alice Stocker, 16, will be going to Springwood Sixth Form next month to complete their A-levels.

Alice said: “I’ve done better than I expected. I got one A*, eight Bs and two Cs.”

Former head boy Toby Rice, 16, achieved four A*s and six As.

Toby said: “I did better than I thought I would, I’m very pleased with my results.

Pupils from St Clement High School celebrate as they recieve their GCSE results on Thurday morning - Top students Ella Doughty and Sam Thorpe. ANL-160825-121628009

Pupils from St Clement High School celebrate as they recieve their GCSE results on Thurday morning - Top students Ella Doughty and Sam Thorpe. ANL-160825-121628009

“I was feeling very nervous in the past few days, particularly as it got closer to today. I had a sleepless night last night.”

Toby will be going to Springwood Sixth Form next month to study chemistry, biology and maths.

How did he plan to celebrate? “Pizza, probably,” he said.

Sam Thorpe, 16, was St Clement’s highest performing boy, achieving six A* grades and five A grades.

Pupils from St Clement High School celebrate as they recieve their GCSE results on Thurday morning. ANL-160825-121508009

Pupils from St Clement High School celebrate as they recieve their GCSE results on Thurday morning. ANL-160825-121508009

Samuel Ruskin, 16, recieved nine GCSEs today, having already taken some of his GCSE exams previously.

His results today included four Bs and three Cs, and will be going to the College of West Anglia in Lynn to complete a BTEC in engineering, which he starts on Monday.

Samuel said: “I got about what I was expecting in my results. Now I’m excited to get started at the college.”

The chair of governors Ed Weightman said: “The students and staff have worked exceptionally hard and we are very proud of the year group.”

Pupils from St Clement High School celebrate as they recieve their GCSE results on Thurday morning. ANL-160825-121708009

Pupils from St Clement High School celebrate as they recieve their GCSE results on Thurday morning. ANL-160825-121708009

Terrington St Clement High School students Ella Doughty, left, and Alice Stocker receive their GCSE results ANL-160825-112121001

Terrington St Clement High School students Ella Doughty, left, and Alice Stocker receive their GCSE results ANL-160825-112121001

Terrington St Clement High School student Toby Rice receives his GCSE results ANL-160825-112134001

Terrington St Clement High School student Toby Rice receives his GCSE results ANL-160825-112134001

Terrington St Clement student Samuel Ruskin receives his GCSE results ANL-160825-112106001

Terrington St Clement student Samuel Ruskin receives his GCSE results ANL-160825-112106001