GCSE results 2019: All of the results from Norfolk and Waveney
- Credit: Neatherd High School
The anxious wait will finally be over today for those expecting their GCSE results in Norfolk and Waveney.
Envelopes being opened by students around the county will be gateways to a A-levels, vocational courses and apprenticeships.
Despite a major shake-up of GCSEs in recent years schools are hoping for strong results.
The live list of results will be updated as more come in and you can also see our interactive map of results.
The headline figure is the percentage of students achieving grade fours and above in English and maths, with 2018's figure in brackets. While it is difficult to compare like for like the results will give an indication of progress.
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% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 67pc (67pc)
Helen Watts, principal, said: "Congratulations to all our students who worked so hard throughout the year and who have shown that determination and diligence pays off. There have been some fantastic individual results for students achieving over seven grade 9s and we are very proud that the cohort has achieved 67pc 4 and above in English and maths and 47pc 5 and above in English and maths - another great year for the fourth year running for Acle Academy! I would like to thank all our staff who work tirelessly to support our wonderful students and help to provide them with the best life chances to succeed."
Alderman Peel High School
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 65pc (60pc)
Alastair Ogle, principal, said: "Congratulations to all of our students who have made fantastic progress and achieved such great results. We are really pleased to see that attainment has risen again, providing all of our students with the qualifications they need for the next stage of their education or training. The hard work of students, staff, governors and the support of our local community is without doubt a winning combination. We are thrilled."
Archbishop Sancroft High School
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 69pc (71pc)
Rob Connelly, head of school, said: "We are thrilled with the achievements of this year group with many students achieving the highest grade possible in subjects across the curriculum. I am incredibly grateful for the support received from the staff, parents, governors and St Benet's MAT, enabling all members of this very special community to flourish."
Attleborough Academy Norfolk
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 67pc (72pc)
Neil McShane, principal, said: "We are very pleased for this cohort who came to the academy with lower starting points but have achieved results comfortably above national average. Congratulations to all our year 11 students who showed such commitment, determination and resilience to achieve these outcomes. Many thanks to all our staff for their commitment and unwavering belief in our students and also to our parents and Governors for their continued support."
Aylsham High School
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 77pc (78pc)
Duncan Spalding, executive headteacher, said: "Once again our wonderful community of students and teachers has enjoyed another very successful year of examination results. We are thrilled that so many of our young people in the Class of 2019 have secured the qualifications that they need for the next stage of their educational adventure. They leave Aylsham High not only with great grades but also having had the chance to enjoy a really rich and varied curriculum, and having had access to a fabulous array of extra-curricular opportunities. I thank my colleagues for their incredible hard work and dedication. 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. It remains a privilege to lead such a vibrant, inclusive, caring, and consistently successful school community."
Beccles Free School
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 51pc (67pc)
David Lees, headteacher, said: "I would like to personally say congratulations to each and every student for their hard work in their GCSEs. There have been many individual successes, particularly for students who have been with us since year 7. This has led to all students achieving the post-16 option of their choice."
Benjamin Britten High School
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 60pc
Jim McAtear, headteacher, said: "These results at 60pc 9 to 4 grades are a credit to the school, our parents, staff and our children. Well done to the Benji community!"
Broadland High Ormiston Academy
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 73pc (60pc)
Aron Whiles, principal, said: "We are thrilled and enormously proud of the record GCSE results our year 11 students have achieved this year. They are a true credit to Broadland High Ormiston Academy and have shown excellent commitment, dedication and hard work in their studies throughout their five years here and have been rightly rewarded with these outstanding results. I would also like to extend my congratulations and thanks to all the staff and governors at the academy who have worked tirelessly to support out students fulfil their full potential."
Bungay High School
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 61pc (67pc)
Angelo Goduti, headteacher, said: "Congratulations to our students on another excellent set of GCSE results. This achievement is equally impressive across the broad range of curriculum subjects that we offer. Students have worked extremely hard and been so committed to their learning. Coupled with the support of their excellent teachers, support staff and parents, this has provided an exceptional climate for learning at Bungay High School. We are extremely proud of the progress, which our students make, and the standards that they achieve in the five years that they are with us. The governors and I would like to pass on our congratulations to the students, staff and parents of Bungay High School on the results achieved this year."
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 49pc (56pc)
Ann Bridges, principal, said: "This year had been a culmination of hard work and teamwork by the staff, pupils and parents to ensure that Caister Academy pupils are given every opportunity to be the best that they can be. Pupils should not only be proud of their results, but also of the people they have become. The entire staff body wishes them every success in their ongoing educational journey."
City Academy Norwich
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 44pc (43pc)
Paul Collin, headteacher, said: "We are thrilled with the achievements of our students this year. Bohunt Education Trust has supported CAN since for eighteen months now, working alongside the staff and senior leadership team to rapidly improve the progress of our students. This year's results demonstrate the sustained improvements led by the Academies new leadership team and show how well our students can achieve when given the right climate in which to flourish. I would like to congratulate all our students on their results and thank all our staff for their commitment and passion over this year."
City of Norwich School
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 69pc (68pc)
Jo Philpott, headteacher, said: "Congratulations to the class of 2019 on excellent GCSE results including over 200 grade 8 and 9s! Students, their families and teachers should all be feeling very proud of their achievements, which are the result of the hard work of our wonderful students supported by our incredibly dedicated staff. We are looking forward to welcoming the majority of students back into CNS sixth form and wish all our students well in the next stage of their learning."
Cliff Park Ormiston Academy
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 51pc (43pc)
Tamsin Poulter, principal, said: "I would like to congratulate all of our students on their achievements today and on taking such a positive step towards successful futures. We are very proud of what they have achieved. Indeed, the results reflect so much of what is special about Cliff Park Ormiston Academy - extraordinary students but also first class teachers and dedicated support professionals working together. We will continue to work hard to ensure that every student fulfils their potential as we look to continue our journey of improvement over the coming years."
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 68pc (61pc)
Antony Little, principal, said: "We are thrilled that, once again, the results have risen at Cromer Academy. The hard work of our brilliant students and committed staff have meant that we not only have an increase in English and maths but also a really strong Progress 8 score which shows that students do better at Cromer Academy, no matter what their starting point. Particularly pleasing is that the very top grades have been turbocharged and we have shown that our young people can achieve the very best outcomes and go on to do amazing things."
Dereham Neatherd High School
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 73pc (69pc)
Chris Smith, headteacher, said: "We are very proud of all of our pupils who have worked hard to achieve the best results they can. The support of our fantastic staff and parents has been invaluable in helping this year group achieve some of our most impressive GCSE results. Well done to everyone."
Diss High School
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 72pc (66pc)
Dr Jan Hunt, headteacher, said: "This is a year group have achieved very highly and have made excellent progress from their starting points. Students and staff are to be congratulated on another successful set of results which have come from dedicated hard work and supportive parents."
Downham Market Academy
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 63pc (58pc)
Rolf Purvis, headteacher, said: "I'm delighted with these results, which are a testament of the hard work of our students."
East Coast College
% of grades 9 to 4 in English - 32pc; in maths - 31pc
Paula Padda, vice principal, said: "We are extremely proud of all our students' hard work and successes, although we fully understand GCSE results do not solely determine their future. Our students have a better pass rate for every subject compared to national average with mathematics alone being above by 9.3pc. These positive results enable our students to have the best possible start whether that's progression on to a higher education course at either of our campuses, into an apprenticeship or employment."
Fakenham Academy Norfolk
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 57pc (58pc)
Richard Evans, principal, said: "This is another year of impressive results for the academy. We have maintained our impressive pass rate for English and maths, whilst also improving the number of students achieving the top grades in these subjects. Congratulations to the class of 2019 on a fantastic set of results across a wide range of subjects, including Latin and further maths. Our students achieved so well that yet again we have an increased number of our year 11 students going on to study at Fakenham Sixth Form. Well done to all involved, thanks to all our parents and governors for their continuing support. We wish all of our students every success in their future endeavours!"
Flegg High Ormiston Academy
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 72pc (49pc)
Kate Williams, principal, said: "Today's strong results reflect the talents of our students, the efforts of our staff and the support of parents, carers and the wider school community. Our students have worked hard, and with a great deal of determination, to achieve such a brilliant set of results. We are incredibly proud of them all and delighted in their successes. We wish them the very best for their next steps."
Framingham Earl High School
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 74pc (77pc)
Nicola Furneaux, headteacher, said: "We are delighted with our GCSE results and particularly by the excellent progress made by all our students. Fram is proud to achieve these academic outcomes while retaining the breadth of our curriculum and insisting on a child-centred approach. Lucky us to have such hardworking and committed students, staff, governors and families."
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 93pc (93pc)
Douglas Robb, headmaster, said: "Once again, the Gresham's GCSE cohort has achieved an excellent set of exams results and, on behalf of the entire school, I would like to send them all a huge congratulations! Pupils have worked incredibly hard - not just during exam season but throughout the school year - and they should be extremely proud of all they have achieved. We hope the pupils and their families are enjoy celebrating."
Hellesdon High School
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 61pc (63pc)
Tom Rolfe and Michael Earl, principals, said: "We would like to congratulate all the HHS year 11 students who collected their GCSE results today. We are delighted with their achievements and the progress they have made through their hard work, dedication and commitment. Particularly pleasing is the increase in the number of top grades attained by the cohort this year. Well done to everyone involved and we wish them good luck for the future."
% of grades 9 to 4 including English and maths - 82pc (79pc)
Gareth Stevens, principal, said: "Once more Hethersett Academy pupils have achieved record results. This is testament to their hard work, resilience and can-do attitude, as well as the dedication of all the staff to ensure they reach their potential. All the community are very proud of each and every one of our leaving year 11 pupils. I am confident they leave our school fully prepared for the next chapter in their lives. Good luck and well done."
Hethersett Old Hall School
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 93pc
Stephen Crump, headmaster, said: "Although our last set of results ever for our girls, these are an excellent set of grades that fully prepare our pupils for the next step on their educational journey. As always it is down to the hard work of pupils and staff - but we must also thank parents who have supported their daughters and the school throughout the courses. We wish everybody all the best for a successful and rewarding life and career as they pass through the school gates for the last time."
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 50pc (44pc)
Louise Jackson, principal, said: "The Hewett Academy's core values are 'Respect, Aspiration, Dedication'. I am extremely proud to say that the results this summer are a testament to these values being put into action by our year 11 students, as we have seen an increase in the number of strong passes achieved in both English and maths. We are delighted to have seen a significant improvement in the proportion of students making good progress across all subjects, which reflects the absolute dedication of our staff in helping our students be the best they can be. Of special mention is our increase of over 20pc in the number of grade 5s and above achieved in English, a significant increase in outcomes in V Cert PE with a 98pc pass rate and 66pc of students achieving a merit or distinction, and 64pc of students achieving a grade 5 or over in psychology. Congratulations to every Hewett student and good luck for the future!"
Hobart High School
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 65pc (71pc)
Jim Adams, headteacher, said: "We are delighted with some of the exceptional individual performances that have contributed towards an excellent set of results, with one student gaining top marks (9) across all subjects! Our hard-working and diligent staff have supported the class of 2019 brilliantly. Thank you! We also thank the many supportive parents who have played their part in this success. We are very proud of our students who have worked hard to gain the grades they deserved. We wish all of our students well for the future."
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 56pc (66pc)
Stephen Plume, headteacher, said: "This is another set of impressive exam results for Iceni Academy and there are many individual success stories. We are particularly proud of the hard work put in by this year group to exceed all expectations despite a variety of challenges. Thank you to all of the staff both at Iceni and at the trust and to parents, carers and the wider community - your help and support, particularly when we lost our colleague Andy Speake at Christmas, made all the difference."
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 54pc (62pc)
Jon Winn, principal, said: "We are pleased to report another set of positive GCSE examination results and delighted with the progress our students have made, with 54pc of students achieving a grade 4 or above in English and mathematics. We are particularly pleased with our science results, where 70% of students achieved a grade 4 or higher with a quarter of students gaining a grade 7 or above. The significant increase in the number of top grades demonstrates our high expectations and the hard work and determination of staff and students. We are incredibly proud of all of our students and the outcomes they have achieved. Everyone associated with IES Breckland would like to congratulate the students on their GCSE results and wish them every success in the future."
Jane Austen College
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 75pc (n/a)
David Thomas, principal, said: "We are incredibly proud of our students for achieving a wonderful first set of results for Jane Austen College. The headline result of 75pc passing English and maths is one of the best in Norwich, and is well above the national average. Behind that headline are huge individual successes, including 81 grade 9s. Aside from great exam results they have achieved success in their contribution to the community, their charitable fundraising, the quality of their artwork and performances. We are excited to see what they will achieve in their next steps in life."
King Edward VII Academy
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 48pc (56pc)
Sarah Hartshorn, principal, said: "We are delighted and proud of all our students who have achieved similar levels to previous years. There have been some outstanding individual student outcomes with 39 students attaining the grade 9s in their subjects. Thank you to all the staff and parents who have supported our students and have enabled them to succeed. We look forward to seeing an increase in 2020."
King's Lynn Academy
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 51pc (51pc)
Alan Fletcher, principal, said: "We are really proud of our class of 2019, who have worked so hard to achieve these strong results. KLA's recent improvement continues, and the results show that last year's big increase in outcomes for our students has been sustained. As well as the English and maths results we have seen an improvement of around a third of a grade on average across all subject areas. I would like to congratulate our students on their results, and on their behalf thank our teachers for the huge amount of time they put into to supporting our young people, along with their parents. The partnership between pupils, parents and staff at KLA is especially strong, and I am incredibly grateful to everyone involved for their hard work."
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 70pc (79pc)
Jon Perriss, headmaster, said: "Our pupils' results reflect the commitment that they have shown to their learning in recent years and they have my warm congratulations. Langley pupils have achieved impressively, the culmination of many years of work, and crucially, support from parents and teachers. I want to thank the dedicated Langley staff for going above and beyond in their support of our young people as they share and delight in the stories of today. Certification, though very important, is only part of the educative experience, and I am delighted that so many of our pupils commit themselves wholeheartedly to the wider programme at the school. These experiences outside of the classroom will often be more significant and part of a longer journey of learning and experience."
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 65pc (69pc)
Robert Martlew, headteacher, said: "Everyone has a lot to be proud of. Year 11 students are celebrating another set of strong examination results and we would like to congratulate every single one of them on their individual successes. These results are testament to the hard work of our students and staff, and the fantastic support they receive at home."
Long Stratton High School
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 74pc (71pc)
Dr Roger Harris, headteacher, said: "This was a fantastic all round strong performance. It marks very good progress for the school and all the pupils have done really well. That is down to both their dedication and hard work but also to the support of our amazing staff and the parents."
Lynn Grove Academy
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 65pc (57pc)
Alison Mobbs, principal, said: "We are proud of the results achieved and the progress made by our GCSE students this year. They've all worked hard to get the best grades they can, and we wish them all the very best for their future studies. And also, a big thank you to our teachers and their parents for their support along the way."
Mildenhall College Academy
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 58pc (54pc)
Susan Byles, principal, said: "We are delighted to have record results this year. The percentage of students achieving grade 4 or higher in English and maths has risen by 6pc from last year. In addition, an astounding 57pc of the students achieved at least one or more of the higher grades in the range of 9 to 7 (equivalent to the old A* to A grades) across a range of subjects. I would like to congratulate all of the students for their hard work and outstanding results. Well done!"
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 54pc (41pc)
Jason Wing, executive principal, said: "We are thrilled with these results and it is great to see improvements across the board, especially within maths and English where we have worked hard to excel our provisions. We are so proud of our students who have managed to achieve both strong results in core subjects and their chosen subjects. We wish them the best of luck for their future and we look forward to welcoming back some familiar faces to our growing sixth form in September."
Nicholas Hamond Academy
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 47pc (46pc)
Mark Woodhouse, principal, said: "Whilst it is pleasing to see the steady improvement in the outcomes for the academy this year these results are the product of much hard work from all of our students and they should be deservedly proud of their achievements. Our students have not only shown with these qualifications that they have the academic ability to be successful in their futures we have been delighted to see the skills and qualities develop in our students to set them well for their futures. Well done to all our students and we wish them every success in their future endeavours."
North Walsham High School
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 45pc (61pc)
Northgate High School
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 63pc (70pc)
Zoë Galley, co-head of school, said: "We're really pleased and also proud of our pupils because they've done brilliantly from their starting points and seeing their smiling faces today makes it all worthwhile. There's been five years of hard work, dedication and teenage issues that invariably come up, and to see the culmination of that is brilliant. You have to remember these are their first independently marked public exam since primary school. Students sometimes doubt themselves along the way and today is great for their self-esteem because it's confirmation they really can do it."
Norwich High School for Girls
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 98pc (97pc)
Kirsty von Malaisé, headmistress, said: "I am so proud of this year group who have worked exceptionally hard, with the help of their committed teachers, to achieve this brilliant set of results. I am thrilled to be able to celebrate so many excellent individual successes, as well as record results in many subject areas too. We are all so fortunate to work with such ambitious, motivated and talented young women who contribute so much to all areas of school life."
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 100pc (100pc)
Steffan Griffiths, headmaster, said: "45% A* and 72% A* to A across all subjects again demonstrates Norwich School's consistency as one of the highest achieving co-educational day schools in the country. Such strong academic performances, alongside these pupils' busy co-curricular lives at school and community contributions, provide an excellent platform from which to approach sixth form study. I am proud of all our GCSE pupils and offer warm congratulations to them all!"
Notre Dame High School
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 81pc (88pc)
Neil Cully, head of school, said: "We are all extremely pleased and proud of these superb results achieved by our students, who have worked extremely hard with these new tougher GCSEs and have been rewarded with excellent grades. I have to pay tribute to all of our staff who have worked hard with the new GCSE courses and have enabled students to do so well. We wish all our students the best for the future."
Old Buckenham High School
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 55pc (70pc)
Andrew Fell, headteacher, said: "The achievements of many of our young people are cause for celebration and we recognise the hard work that these students have put in to their studies. Many of our students reached their target grades and are going on to their preferred next step."
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 60pc (60pc)
Jon Ford, principal, said: "Congratulations to all the students and staff who worked so creatively and tirelessly to achieve these results. I'm thrilled that this year's results equalled last year's with the highest grades in the academy's history. We wish them all well for their next steps in education and look forward to welcoming many back to join our sixth form next term."
Ormiston Denes Academy
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 50pc (52pc)
Ben Driver, principal, said: "We are delighted for all of our students collecting their GCSE results today - the outcomes of which are testament to the hard work and dedication they have shown to their studies throughout their time with us. We are extremely proud of our young people and wish them every success for the future."
Ormiston Venture Academy
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 68pc (63pc)
Simon Gilbert-Barnham, principal, said: "It has been a pleasure to teach and work with such an amazing group of students over their time at Venture. Their success is fully deserved with so many of them not only achieving the very top grades but true success across the full range of subjects. Thank you to everyone involved including families, staff and our Venture community. It is with real pride that I congratulate each and every one of them, wish them success in walking their future paths and thank them for the fantastic experience of seeing them grow into amazing young people at Venture. The students of Ormiston Venture Academy are exceptional, and so are their achievements."
Ormiston Victory Academy
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 62pc (66pc)
Naomi Palmer, principal, said: "We are thrilled to celebrate another fantastic set of results with our students today - I am so proud of what they have achieved across such a wide range of subjects. On behalf of the Victory staff and the board of governors, we are delighted for our hard-working and talented young people - they have been so well supported by their families, their peers and their teachers."
Pakefield High School
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 61pc (54pc)
Anthony Walker, headteacher, said: "I am delighted that the hard work and conscientious approach of our year 11s has been rewarded with results that reflect their commitment. Equally I am thrilled for the staff who have worked hard to bring about reforms to our curriculum and ensure that our young people had the best preparation possible as they faced the demands of their GCSE exams. As those exams become ever-more challenging and demanding, it is incredibly impressive that our results have improved across all of the key DfE [Department for Education] indicators - demonstrating the strength and breadth of the experience we provide for our young people. I would like to congratulate our students and staff on their commitment to learning, and thank our parents, carers and governors for their ongoing support of the school."
Reepham High School
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 60pc (67pc)
Tim Gibbs, headteacher, said: "Congratulations to our Year 11 students on receiving their GCSE results today. These results are a testament to the hard work and commitment of our students, as well as the support and guidance given by parents and staff. We wish our class of 2019 every success in their future studies."
St Clement's High School
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 53pc (37pc)
Nigel Willingham, headteacher, said: "I am extremely proud of all students and the increase in attainment. This year has seen a particular rise in the number of students achieving the very highest grades."
Saint Felix School
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 100pc (70pc)
Mr James Harrison, headmaster, said: "These results are the best results for many years at Saint Felix. We have made a lot of changes to assessment, tracking, teaching and learning over the past couple of years and we are seeing the fruits of these. These results put us amongst the best independent schools in the region; we are happy to be there and we will stay here for many years. What is pleasing, is to see success for all students regardless of nationality, sex or special educational needs. Almost 40pc of grades were awarded at the old A*/A level meaning that these students achieved marks in the top 10% nationally. For a small school this is simply astonishing."
Sacred Heart School
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 93pc (57pc)
A school spokeswoman said: "The Sacred Heart are delighted with their GCSE results considering that the school was faced with closing in July 2019. Both staff and pupils have worked really hard and remained focused despite the circumstances."
Sewell Park Academy
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 55pc (54pc)
Penny Bignell, executive headteacher, said: "We are very pleased with the results of the hard working, motivated and determined class of 2019. These reflect the ongoing support and efforts of all our dedicated staff and the continual improvement of the academy. We are delighted that so many of our students have secured the qualifications needed for the next stage of their education journey and wish them all the very best for the future."
Sheringham High School
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 75pc (63pc)
Andrew Richardson, executive headteacher, said: "Huge congratulations to our students on a tremendous set of results across a wide range of subjects. Not only did particular subjects achieve some stunning results such as English, science, maths, business, modern foreign languages, tech and the arts, but more than half of the whole cohort achieved the EBacc [English Baccalaureate] standard, 10 students achieved five or more grades 8+, and value added is exceptionally strong. So, we look forward to having these outstanding young people in our sixth form in September. Teaching and support colleagues deserve an enormous vote of thanks for their hard work, invention and dedication to our students' success and well-being."
Sir John Leman High School
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 68pc (68pc)
Mike Taylor, headteacher, said: "The school is over the moon with the GCSE results at the school this summer and I am sure parents and the community join in our congratulations! Staff and students have worked incredibly hard; working collegiately in a strategic and pragmatic way to produce a 11pc increase on those achieving grade 5 or above in English and mathematics. A school record! Early indications show that the progress students have made is well above that of their peers nationally. We are incredibly proud of our year 11 cohort of 2019 (238 students). We asked them to 'make every moment count'; these results show they did just that. Well done! We wish them all every success for the future and for many that will happily be in our sixth form."
Springwood High School
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 66pc (60pc)
Andy Johnson, headteacher, said: "This year our students have been exceptional. I am so pleased that they have gained such good grades."
Sprowston Community Academy
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 64pc (65pc)
Liz Wood, head of school, said: "We are delighted with these results which reflect improvements in progress across many areas and particularly for our most able students. This is a year group who worked hard individually and as a team and who really pulled it together in year 11, responding positively to all the excellent support and guidance offered to them. We wish them lots of luck and happiness in their future destinations and hope that they will continue to be the best version of themselves that they can possibly be!"
Stalham High School
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 61pc (78pc)
Andrew Richardson, executive headteacher, said: "These are very good results for this small cohort and the school continues to add value from the students' starting points. We are especially pleased with science, art, French and the core subjects, and that over a quarter of students scored the full EBacc [English Baccalaureate] qualification. The hard work of our students and staff is to be commended and we are proud to have prepared them well for their next steps."
Stradbroke High School
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 65pc (70pc)
John Axtell, headteacher, said: "Once again, we are delighted that our students have been rewarded for their hard work, with another excellent set of GCSE results this year. I am thrilled that the efforts of all our students, the dedication of staff and the support of families has paid dividends, enabling the students to pursue their future ambitions. We wish them all the very best as they move on very successfully from Stradbroke High School."
Taverham High School
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 58pc (74pc)
Carol Dallas, headteacher, said: "We would like to congratulate our students who worked exceptionally hard to achieve the excellent results they received. Individually we had some very impressive results with 11 students achieving grade 9s in English and the same number in maths. So many students hit their targets including two students Caitlin Fox and James Nottingham who achieved 9 grade 9 passes and one grade 8. This is an incredible achievement and we wish all our students success in their chosen future pathways."
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 51pc (39pc)
Dan Carter, principal, said: "I am immensely proud of the achievements of our class of 2019 and congratulate them on their successes. These are Thetford Academy's best ever results and represent a significant improvement from 2018 by every available measure. 32pc of pupils achieved strong passes in English and maths, which is an improvement of 14pc on 2018, while the proportion of pupils achieving grades 7 to 9 in a range of subjects has also strongly increased. Underneath these headlines there are lots of stories of individual success, built on the hard work and commitment of our pupils and the teachers who taught them. The class of 2019 were a fantastic year group, and I offer them my sincere best wishes for the next stage of their education."
Thetford Grammar School
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 97pc (100pc)
Michael Brewer, headmaster, said: "We would like to congratulate all Thetford Grammar School students who have received their GCSE results today. In amongst excellent results are many stories of individual successes, with pupils accomplishing their highest possible personal goals. It is a pleasure to share in these journeys and to see the positive impact that attending Thetford Grammar School has had on pupils' attainment. These results are a testament to the determination and diligence of our pupils, to the care and guidance of their families, and to the expertise of their teachers."
Thorpe St Andrew School
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 75pc (73pc)
Ian Clayton, principal, said: "Today is a day to celebrate the successes of every year 11, their examination results and all of their achievements over the last five years. Congratulations to then all and to the staff who have guided them so well. Our main priority today is to ensure each student has a clear direction for the next stage of their development and we wish them every success as they take this next step."
University Technical College Norfolk
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 60pc (63pc)
Alex Hayes, principal, said: "Congratulations go to students, staff and parents for all their hard work and dedication. It was worth it! We are particularly pleased to see so many grade 8s and 9s."
Wayland Academy Norfolk
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 58pc (45pc)
Glen Allott, principal, said: "Congratulations to all of our year 11 students who have worked so hard to equal the academy's best ever result of 58pc 9 to 4 in English and maths. We are also delighted that 40pc of students achieved 9 to 5 in English and maths, an improvement of 18pc on last year. These results wouldn't have been possible without the hard work and passion of our teachers and support staff. I would also like to thank the parents and families for their continued support and engagement over the last five years. We wish the class of 2019 well in the next stage of their educational journey, wherever that may be."
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 83pc (86pc)
Dan Browning, headteacher, said: "I am extremely proud of our students and staff for another outstanding set of GCSE results with 83pc achieving a grade 4 or higher in maths and English. I am delighted that 36pc of our students achieved the equivalent of an A* (grade 8 or 9) in at least one subject. We look forward to welcoming many of these young people into our world-class sixth form in September."
Wymondham High Academy
% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 75pc (76pc)
Jonathan Rockey, principal, said: "Once again, we are thrilled for our students who have worked hard to achieve a fantastic set of GCSE results that reflect the tremendous diligence of our young people, their scholarship and determination. Their hard work will allow them to make ambitious choices and flourish in a future of their own making and we are indebted to the unstinting dedication and inspiration of their teachers alongside the parents who have been on this journey with us, unwavering in their support. Every student has their individual journey to celebrate and we are honoured that we have been able to support them on their way. We wish them well with their next steps toward a happy and successful future, one where they will be able to choose its direction. Well done, we are of course very proud of you all."