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GCSE results 2020: All of the results from Norfolk and Waveney

PUBLISHED: 07:46 20 August 2020 | UPDATED: 07:40 21 August 2020

GCSE results day at Smithdon High School  Picture: Ian Burt

GCSE results day at Smithdon High School Picture: Ian Burt

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After a school year like no other and confusion over how grades will be calculated, the anxious wait will finally be over today for those expecting their GCSE results in Norfolk and Waveney.

GCSE results day at Smithdon High School  Picture: Ian BurtGCSE results day at Smithdon High School Picture: Ian Burt

Envelopes being opened by students around the county will be gateways to A-levels, vocational courses and apprenticeships.

However, the coronavirus pandemic that meant students could not sit exams means many students will be receiving their results remotely.

Those who do return to school to celebrate with teachers and friends will get grades based on their teachers’ estimates rather than those calculated by an algorithm, following a government U-turn this week.

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

City of Norwich School pupils recieve their GCSE results. Picture: Ormiston Academies TrustCity of Norwich School pupils recieve their GCSE results. Picture: Ormiston Academies Trust

PLEASE NOTE: Except where 2020 figures have been supplied, the figures shown below are the percentage of A* to C grades students at school and colleges achieved in 2019, given purely as a guide.

Comparing like for like can be difficult at the best of times and it is impossible this year as students have not sat exams. Last year’s results are given merely as an indication of the school’s previous success.

- Acle Academy

St Clement's High School pupil Kaitlyn Masters with her GCSE results. Picture: West Norfolk Academies TrustSt Clement's High School pupil Kaitlyn Masters with her GCSE results. Picture: West Norfolk Academies Trust

% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2020 figures supplied (2019: 67pc)

Helen Watts, principal, said: “Congratulations to all of our Year 11 students who have worked so hard on their GCSEs. We are delighted that they have been awarded grades which reflect their hard work throughout their time with us and enable them to move on to the next stage of their academic career. This has been a very difficult time for students, parents and teachers so we are very pleased that despite not being able to have the chance to prove their potential and celebrate their achievements, students have still been rewarded with qualifications that reflect their hard work throughout the GCSE course.”

- Alderman Peel High School

Students from the closed Sacred Heart School at Swaffham, pick up their GCSE results at Thetford Grammar School. From left, Emily Cox, Abi Lawrence, Thomas Cory, Jasper Hunt, and Ryan Standing. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYStudents from the closed Sacred Heart School at Swaffham, pick up their GCSE results at Thetford Grammar School. From left, Emily Cox, Abi Lawrence, Thomas Cory, Jasper Hunt, and Ryan Standing. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2020 figures supplied (2019: 65pc)

Alastair Ogle, principal, said: “Congratulations to our students who, through their hard work and determination, have once again achieved excellent results. After everything they have endured, it is great to see them accepting the results they deserve. They have made history and should be proud of what they have accomplished. Thank you to all the staff for their hard work and thank you to the parents, families and our community, who have supported them all so well.”

- Archbishop Sancroft High School

GCSE results day at Smithdon High School  Picture: Ian BurtGCSE results day at Smithdon High School Picture: Ian Burt

% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2020 figures supplied (2019: 69pc)

Richard Cranmer, CEO of St Benet’s Trust, said: “Congratulations to all of our students receiving their results today. There has never been a year like the one that the class of 2020 has experienced and I, along with the board of trustees want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of them for all that they have contributed to the ASHS community during the past five years. I would also like to pay tribute to the incredible support provided to our students by staff and parents during their time at ASHS.”

- Aylsham High School

Students pick up their GCSE results at Thetford Grammar School. From left, Eleanor Siree, Madeleine Trussell, Izzy Murfitt, and Zoe Kendall. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYStudents pick up their GCSE results at Thetford Grammar School. From left, Eleanor Siree, Madeleine Trussell, Izzy Murfitt, and Zoe Kendall. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2020 figures supplied (2019: 77pc)

Duncan Spalding, executive headteacher, said: “I want to pay a huge tribute to our wonderful class of 2020. They have missed out on so many rites of passage as a result of the coronavirus pandemic restrictions. No year 11 exams, no leavers celebration, and no prom. We know that the class of 2020 are well-equipped for whatever the future holds and we wish them well as they embark on the next exciting stage of their learning adventure. I know that the class of 2020 and their families would love to join me in thanking our wonderful teachers and support staff colleagues for all they have done for their children over the years.”

- SET Beccles School

St Clements High School pupils Ben Carter with his GCSE results. He plans to join the RAF. Picture: West Norfolk Academies TrustSt Clements High School pupils Ben Carter with his GCSE results. He plans to join the RAF. Picture: West Norfolk Academies Trust

% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 60pc (2019: 51pc)

Heidi Philpott, head of school, said: “I would like to personally say congratulations to each and every student for their hard work in their GCSEs. It has been an uncertain year for many, but I’m really pleased with how both students and teachers have supported each other during this anxious time.”

- Broadland High Ormiston Academy

Courtney, a student at City Academy Norwich, discovers her GCSE results. Picture: City Academy NorwichCourtney, a student at City Academy Norwich, discovers her GCSE results. Picture: City Academy Norwich

% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2020 figures supplied (2019: 73pc)

Aron Whiles, principal, said: “These fantastic results reflect our students’ hard work, resilience and positivity during such an uncertain time. The students thoroughly deserve to collect their results and celebrate today, following five years of incredible hard work and commitment. This is my final GCSE results day, and though it has certainly been unique, I am incredibly proud to have been a part of the Broadland family and look forward to continuing to work closely with the school, students and wider school community.”

- Caister Academy

Lynn Grove Academy Gorleston, Students get their GCSE results. Siobhan  Jay and Mum Carol. Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMANLynn Grove Academy Gorleston, Students get their GCSE results. Siobhan Jay and Mum Carol. Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN

% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2020 figures supplied (2019: 49pc)

Ann Bridges, principal, said: “Caister Academy are extremely proud of the resilience and commitment our Year 11 pupils have shown in what has been an incredibly difficult year. There have been some outstanding individual performances which reflect the pupils’ hard work. We look forward to being able to share pupils’ BTEC results with them when they are released.”

- City Academy Norwich

Lynn Grove Academy Gorleston, Students get their GCSE results. Picture: Brittany WoodmanLynn Grove Academy Gorleston, Students get their GCSE results. Picture: Brittany Woodman

% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2020 figures supplied (2019: 44pc)

Paul Collin, headteacher, said: “Congratulations to all our students, who have responded admirably to a highly unusual and challenging situation. We are immensely proud of our young people and their resilience, strength and ongoing commitment and delighted to celebrate their achievements and the hard work they have put in - not just during their GCSE courses, but their entire time with us here at CAN. They thoroughly deserve their results today, which will set them up well for the next stage of their education, apprenticeships and work placements.”

- City of Norwich School

City of Norwich School pupils recieve their GCSE results. Picture: Ormiston Academies TrustCity of Norwich School pupils recieve their GCSE results. Picture: Ormiston Academies Trust

% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2020 figures supplied (2019: 69pc)

Jo Philpott, headteacher, said: “The CNS community is immensely proud of the class of 2020. As a year group they have worked tremendously hard and are a credit to themselves, their teachers and their families. Year 11 have rightly been rewarded with results worthy of their work ethic and determination to succeed. We are all celebrating their success and are excited for the opportunities that lie ahead of them after such a challenging year.”

- Cliff Park Ormiston Academy

Students at Norwich School receive their GCSE results.
Lila Hallam reacts to her GCSE grades. Picture: Keith WhitmoreStudents at Norwich School receive their GCSE results. Lila Hallam reacts to her GCSE grades. Picture: Keith Whitmore

% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2020 figures supplied (2019: 51pc)

Tamsin Poulter, principal, said: “We are extremely proud of the achievements of all our Year 11 students today. The class of 2020 has been a fantastic group of young people to work with and we are very sorry to see them go! They have been so positive and enthusiastic, dealing with the current challenges with such resilience. I know this will stand them in good stead. I could not be prouder of them and would like to take this opportunity to thank them, their families, and our amazing staff. I wish all our Year 11 students the very best for the future.”

- Cromer Academy

GCSE celebration at Jane Austen College. Picture: Inspiration TrustGCSE celebration at Jane Austen College. Picture: Inspiration Trust

% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2020 figures supplied (2019: 68pc)

Antony Little, former headteacher, said: “Despite everything that 2020 has thrown at students in Cromer Academy, they’ve come through it with another excellent set of GCSE results and have shown the resilience and determination that we’ve come to expect from them. The class of 2020 has been incredible to work with. Their time at Cromer Academy is now at an end but I know they’ll go onto sixth forms, colleges, apprenticeships and the world of work and will show the skills and qualities that we’ve seen from them in the last five years. I also wanted to pay a real tribute to the wonderful teaching team at Cromer Academy who have worked so hard and with such dedication - especially their head of year Rob King. This year group and staff team have really been exceptional!”

- Dereham Neatherd High School

Students at Norwich School receive their GCSE results. 

Picture: Keith WhitmoreStudents at Norwich School receive their GCSE results. Picture: Keith Whitmore

% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2020 figures supplied (2019: 73pc)

Chris Smith, headteacher, said: “We are very proud indeed of all of our Year 11 pupils who have achieved great results in an extremely challenging year. To have their exams, end of school celebrations and prom taken away from them so suddenly was very sad. I really hope that they can now move on to their further education, work and training and fulfil their excellent potential.”

- Flegg High Ormiston Academy

Ellie Porter recieces her GCSE results at Langley School. Picture: Langley SchoolEllie Porter recieces her GCSE results at Langley School. Picture: Langley School

% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2020 figures supplied (2019: 72pc)

Kate Williams, principal, said: “We are exceptionally proud of all our students and their efforts which have been recognised this summer. Our students have not only achieved well but more importantly have demonstrated the qualities that will help them succeed throughout their lives. Throughout the challenges they have faced, they have been positive, courageous, determined, resourceful and kind. They are young people who will go on and make a difference.”

- Framingham Earl High School

Pupil celebrates GCSE success at Hewett Academy. Picture: Inspiration TrustPupil celebrates GCSE success at Hewett Academy. Picture: Inspiration Trust

% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2020 figures supplied (2019: 74pc)

Becky Arnold, headteacher, said: “The class of 2020 have certainly had an unusual Year 11 and today marks the end to a very difficult and challenging period. Our students are a terrific group of young people who have shown determination, resilience and compassion throughout recent months. We are delighted that the vast majority have been able to move onto their first choice destination for post 16 and have the results that reflect their hard work. I must also take this opportunity to say thank you to the whole staff body who have worked tirelessly during these difficult times to support students and families. I wish all the students in Year 11 the very best in their new beginnings and look forward to hearing stories about the next step of their journey!”

- Hellesdon High School

Students receiving their GCSE results at Wayland Academy Watton.
Picture: James Bass PhotographyStudents receiving their GCSE results at Wayland Academy Watton. Picture: James Bass Photography

% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2020 figures supplied (2019: 61pc)

Mike Earl and Tom Rolfe, principals, said: “We were delighted to see so many year 11 students today collecting their results. It was fantastic to see them open up their envelopes and celebrate their numerous successes. We know this has been a very difficult year, but they now move on to their next steps with the grades that they have worked so hard for and fully deserve.”

- Hethersett Academy

Isaac Carter with his results from Sir John Leman High School on GCSE results day 2020. PHOTO: Sir John Leman High SchoolIsaac Carter with his results from Sir John Leman High School on GCSE results day 2020. PHOTO: Sir John Leman High School

% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2020 figures supplied (2019: 82pc)

Jane Diver, principal, said: “We are incredibly proud of the resilience, determination and positive mindset that these year 11 students have shown in their time with us over the last five years - and in the most recent unprecedented circumstances. Together with the dedication and commitment of staff, they have achieved an excellent set of grades which will allow them to progress in their chosen pathway. I am confident that the 2020 students leave our school fully equipped for a happy and fulfilling future life and career and know that we are here to provide any support we can to help them with this.”

- Hewett Academy

Pupils celebrate GCSE results at Hellesdon High School. Picture: Wensum TrustPupils celebrate GCSE results at Hellesdon High School. Picture: Wensum Trust

% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2020 figures supplied (2019: 50pc)

Antony Little, principal, said: “I have known these fantastic students from year 7s right the way through to their GCSE successes. They have always been incredible and have shown the hard work, aspiration and respect that we expect from students at Hewett Academy. We will now help to support them to ensure they get the right pathways to take their education forward. They have been great fun too and we shall miss their infectious enthusiasm - we wish the class of 2020 all the success they deserve and hope they keep in touch!”

- Hobart High School

City of Norwich School pupil Sam Johns got five 9s, four 8s and one A in his GCSEs. Picture: Ormiston Academies TrustCity of Norwich School pupil Sam Johns got five 9s, four 8s and one A in his GCSEs. Picture: Ormiston Academies Trust

% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2020 figures supplied (2019: 65pc)

Ross Li-Rocchi, head of school, said: “Congratulations to our fantastic year 11 students, who have been a pleasure to work with. You have responded admirably in these challenging times, and I hope today is full of celebration and excitement as you look towards the exciting times in the journey ahead. We are still here to support you if you need us. Today is not a day for publishing data or commenting on school performance. It is a day to sincerely thank staff and families for all their support with the class of 2020, and a day where the focus should be on the achievements of young people.”

- Iceni Academy

Triplets Luca, Oskar, and Christoph Prior celebrate their GCSE results at Thetford Grammar School. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYTriplets Luca, Oskar, and Christoph Prior celebrate their GCSE results at Thetford Grammar School. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2020 figures supplied (2019: 56pc)

Stephen Plume, principal, said: “I am absolutely delighted that our hard working young people have been rewarded with an excellent set of results at the end of such a challenging six months. At Iceni Academy we pride ourselves on helping young people develop their character and culture as well as getting great results. Over the past six months our students have certainly demonstrated that this is just as important as these results.”

- IES Breckland

Pupils collecting their GCSE results at Broadland High School. Picture: Ormiston Academies TrustPupils collecting their GCSE results at Broadland High School. Picture: Ormiston Academies Trust

% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2020 figures supplied (2019: 54pc)

Jon Winn, principal, said: “A large percentage of our students have an excellent set of grades which is fully justified and deserved. Although they didn’t get to sit external exams and complete their courses, the vast majority have left with a smile on their face today.”

- Jane Austen College

Madeleine Trussell, 16, delighted with her GCSE results at Thetford Grammar School, where she achieved nine nine grades. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYMadeleine Trussell, 16, delighted with her GCSE results at Thetford Grammar School, where she achieved nine nine grades. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2020 figures supplied (2019: 75pc)

David Thomas, principal, said: “We’re extremely proud of this year’s Year 11 students. They have been a fantastic group of people during their time in the school, and we will very much miss those of them who are moving on. They absolutely deserve these grades, which they have earned through hard work and determination over years of education. Well done to them, and a big thank you to all the staff who have supported them to get to this point.”

- King Edward VII Academy

Emily Howarth who exceeded the national expectation by three GCSE grades in each of her subjects. Picture: Pakefield High SchoolEmily Howarth who exceeded the national expectation by three GCSE grades in each of her subjects. Picture: Pakefield High School

% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2020 figures supplied (2019: 48pc)

Sarah Hartshorn, principal, said, “I am relieved that the government has made the U-turn enabling our students to receive their centre-assessed grades where the hard work and professionalism of our teachers has been acknowledged. It has been a difficult year for our students who have missed out on their usual rites of passage expected at this stage in their education. There is some reassurance that grades fairly reflect their dedication, determination and achievements over the last two years. We are pleased that our students have what they need to move on to the next stage in their educational journey. We look forward to welcoming many students back to join us in Year 12 and are excited to hear about their future successes.”

- King’s Lynn Academy

Jessica Fare (pictured with her mother) discovering GCSE grades at Hellesdon High School. Picture: Wensum TrustJessica Fare (pictured with her mother) discovering GCSE grades at Hellesdon High School. Picture: Wensum Trust

% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2020 figures supplied (2019: 51pc)

Alan Fletcher, principal, said: “We are so proud of our Year 11 leavers from KLA – they have dealt amazingly with everything that has been thrown at them this year, and we are relieved that for the overwhelming majority of them the centre assessed grade process has resulted in outcomes that are fair to them. Almost all pupils have attained grades that will enable them to move onto their chosen course next year, and we wish them every success as they make that transition.”

- Langley School

City Academy Norwich headteacher Paul Collin with GCSE students. Picture: City Academy NorwichCity Academy Norwich headteacher Paul Collin with GCSE students. Picture: City Academy Norwich

% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 81.5pc (2019: 70pc)

Jon Perriss, headmaster, said: “After so much change and angst for this year group, I am pleased that the fairest result was finally arrived at. The staff have worked tirelessly to support those pupils concerned and I am proud of the way in which our young people have reacted in the face of such fluctuating challenge. Our pupils have achieved excellent results, which will see them transition into the next phase of their education. Academic certification is only one part of an educative process, but it is right to celebrate this element today.”

- Litcham School

Pupils discover their GCSE results at Caister Academy. Picture: Creative Education TrustPupils discover their GCSE results at Caister Academy. Picture: Creative Education Trust

% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2020 figures supplied (2019: 65pc)

Robert Martlew, headteacher and CEO, said: “I would like to pay a huge tribute to all of our Year 11 students. It has been an absolute privilege to have worked with them over the past five years, and they thoroughly deserve their results. They have worked incredibly hard and have had to contend with a very disrupted final year, missing out on so many of their rites of passage. I would like to take this opportunity to thank them, their staff and their parents for everything that they have done to achieve this success.”

- Long Stratton High School

Students receiving their GCSE results at Wayland Academy Watton.
Parental hugs at the gates.

Picture: James Bass PhotographyStudents receiving their GCSE results at Wayland Academy Watton. Parental hugs at the gates. Picture: James Bass Photography

% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2020 figures supplied (2019: 74pc)

Chanel Oswick, interim headteacher, said: “We are absolutely thrilled with the outcomes for our students this year who have had their hard work and determination recognised with a fantastic set of GCSE results. We are very proud of every individual and their journey with us during the past five years where their high level of scholarship and commitment has resulted in them achieving results that will allow them to make ambitious choices for their future.”

- Lynn Grove Academy

Madeleine Trussell, 16, delighted with her GCSE results at Thetford Grammar School, where she achieved nine nine grades. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYMadeleine Trussell, 16, delighted with her GCSE results at Thetford Grammar School, where she achieved nine nine grades. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 71pc (2019: 65pc)

Alison Mobbs, principal, said: “We have so many reasons to be proud of this year group. They embraced the spirit of Lynn Grove Academy from very beginning. They are a group of hard working, determined and enthusiastic young people and these excellent GCSE results reflect that. They have supported each other magnificently, were exceptional role models for our younger pupils and will go on to achieve highly in their next stage. We all wish them well.”

- North Walsham High School

Head of school Heidi Philpott with pupils at SET Beccles School on GCSE results day 2020. PHOTO: Charlotte James PhotographyHead of school Heidi Philpott with pupils at SET Beccles School on GCSE results day 2020. PHOTO: Charlotte James Photography

% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2020 figures supplied (2019: 45pc)

Farrah Daniels, deputy headteacher, said: “We are extremely proud of the results our students achieved this year. They have worked arduously and have not lost faith during these unprecedented times. We continue to work as a team to further the success of North Walsham High School through building a shared community culture. A culture in which our children develop our core values of trust, resilience, excellence, and kindness and to become champions of their future.”

- Notre Dame High School

Pupil collects her GCSE results at Caister Academy. Picture: Creative Education TrustPupil collects her GCSE results at Caister Academy. Picture: Creative Education Trust

% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2020 figures supplied (2019: 81pc)

Tom Pinnington, head of school: “I would like to congratulate all of our students for their determination and hard work during the school closure period. They have faced this period of great unknown with dignity and maturity. The vast majority of our students will be incredibly pleased with their results, they are fully deserved! I would also like to thank all teachers, staff, parents and carers that have supported them and continue to do so. Importantly, these results will allow students to access the next stage of their educational journey and continue their development as knowledgeable and morally informed young people.”

- Northgate High School

Pupils collect GCSE results at Hellesdon High School. Picture: Wensum TrustPupils collect GCSE results at Hellesdon High School. Picture: Wensum Trust

% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2020 figures supplied (2019: 63pc)

Zoë Galley and Duncan Hone, heads of school, said: “We would like to congratulate our Year 11 students on their achievements today and also thank their parents and families for all the support that they have provided. The circumstances of this year’s results should not detract from the students’ hard work and diligence throughout their studies and the dedication of staff. We are delighted that their hard work has paid off and wish them every success for the future.”

- Norwich High School for Girls

Students at Norwich School receive their GCSE results. 

Picture: Keith WhitmoreStudents at Norwich School receive their GCSE results. Picture: Keith Whitmore

% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 99pc (2019: 98pc)

Kirsty von Malaisé, headmistress, said: “In an unprecedented, turbulent year for Year 11s, which must have been particularly so as they watched the A-level results aftermath unfold, I am very proud of our girls who have worked tirelessly throughout their GCSE years to secure such well-deserved grades. I wish them all well as they can now embark with confidence on their next steps in education.”

- Norwich School

Michael Heslop, 16, delighted with his GCSE results at Thetford Grammar School, which included a nine and two eights. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYMichael Heslop, 16, delighted with his GCSE results at Thetford Grammar School, which included a nine and two eights. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2020 figures supplied (2019: 100pc)

Steffan Griffiths, headmaster, said: “The school is very proud of its 19/20 GCSE cohort. They have had to put up with a great deal but can now reflect with satisfaction on the successful navigation of their courses, appropriately rewarded by the teachers who know them best. We now look forward to welcoming them back to Cathedral Close as the new L6 and sharing what I am sure will be a most exciting sixth form journey.”

- Open Academy

Pupils collecting their GCSE results at Broadland High School. Picture: Ormiston Academies Trust Pupils collecting their GCSE results at Broadland High School. Picture: Ormiston Academies Trust

% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2020 figures supplied (2019: 60pc)

Oliver Burwood, CEO of the Diocese of Norwich Education & Academies Trust (DNEAT), said: “Everyone at DNEAT is so proud of what our Year 11 students have achieved in this extraordinary academic year. They have remained focused on their studies throughout and are to be congratulated on their outcomes today. We commend too the excellent support that our students have received from the staff, including the provision of home learning since March. The entire DNEAT staff and trustees wish all of our Year 11 pupils the very best as they move on to their next stage of education or training.”

- Old Buckenham High School

Jay Wang with his GCSE results at Langley School. PHOTO: Langley SchoolJay Wang with his GCSE results at Langley School. PHOTO: Langley School

% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2020 figures supplied (2019: 55pc)

Andrew Fell, headteacher, said: “We would like to congratulate all of our Year 11 students on their achievements. This has been an exceptional year which presented our students with enormous challenges, and we are proud of the resilience and positive attitude they have shown throughout this time. We wish them all the very best in their next steps and would love to hear from them about how they are getting on.”

- Ormiston Venture Academy

Pupil celebrates GCSE success at Hewett Academy. Picture: Inspiration TrustPupil celebrates GCSE success at Hewett Academy. Picture: Inspiration Trust

% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2020 figures supplied (2019: 68pc)

Simon Gilbert-Barnham, principal, said: “We have had the pleasure of seeing these students grow into the amazing young people they have become over the past five years. The class of 2020 have risen above the challenges placed before them. I want to thank you all; students, staff, parents and our community for overcoming any obstacle placed in your way. They not only deserve the fantastic outcomes they have received but also have worked hard over this time to achieve these results. We are all proud of them and wish them the very best in exciting futures.”

- Ormiston Victory Academy

Ben, a student at City Academy Norwich, collects his GCSE results. Picture: City Academy NorwichBen, a student at City Academy Norwich, collects his GCSE results. Picture: City Academy Norwich

% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2020 figures supplied (2019: 62pc)

Naomi Palmer, principal, 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. 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.”

- Pakefield High School

Students receiving their GCSE results at Wayland Academy Watton.
Picture: James Bass PhotographyStudents receiving their GCSE results at Wayland Academy Watton. Picture: James Bass Photography

% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2020 figures supplied (2019: 61pc)

Anthony Walker, headteacher, said: “I am delighted that the hard work and conscientious approach of our Year 11s has been recognised in their individual results with record numbers able to progress on to their first-choice destination and, as a school, our results matching last years’ record levels. I would specifically like to congratulate Rachel Sewell and Cameron Hall who both achieved five grade 9s and two grade 8s.”

- Reepham High School

Pupil collects her GCSE results at Hethersett Academy. Picture: Inspiration TrustPupil collects her GCSE results at Hethersett Academy. Picture: Inspiration Trust

% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2020 figures supplied (2019: 67pc)

Tim Gibbs, headteacher, said: “We are very pleased with an excellent set of results, showing the expected improvement on last year. This particular year group has been one of the best we have worked with and have been an absolute pleasure to have at RHSC; they have made their mark on the school in endless ways and I am sure they will continue to make their mark wherever they go to in the future. They should be really proud of themselves, as they are an outstanding group of young adults.”

- Sheringham High School

Cromer Academy pupils collect GCSE results. Picture: Inspiration Trust/Sophie CassCromer Academy pupils collect GCSE results. Picture: Inspiration Trust/Sophie Cass

% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2020 figures supplied (2019: 75pc)

Dr Andrew Richardson, headteacher, said: “This cohort of Year 11s was talented and a credit to the school, their parents, carers and their community. They were looking forward to showing what they could do under exam conditions but did not have the chance. The rigour and care shown by staff in making their assessments of student performance were immense and the great results reflect how well staff know these students as well as the students’ commitment and drive. Another superb year in which students show their breadth and depth of knowledge across a wide range of subjects. Very well done.”

- Smithdon High School

Pupil collects her GCSE results at Hethersett Academy. Picture: Inspiration TrustPupil collects her GCSE results at Hethersett Academy. Picture: Inspiration Trust

% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 76pc (2018: 67pc)

Three quarters of students secured Grade Four and above in English and Maths. John Hirst, headteacher, said: “No-one could have predicted what we would be facing together in 2020 and we are all very proud of our students and staff who have worked so hard in difficult circumstances. Today’s results and the grades our students have received are a true reflection of their work and dedication along with the professionalism and integrity of our staff. We are very proud of what the students have been able to achieve.”

- Springwood High School

Lynn Grove Academy Gorleston, Students get their GCSE results. Ellie May and Stuart Connor. Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMANLynn Grove Academy Gorleston, Students get their GCSE results. Ellie May and Stuart Connor. Pictures: BRITTANY WOODMAN

% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 74pc (2019: 66pc)

Three quarters of students secured grade nine to four in English and Maths with half securing a grade five and above in both subjects. Andy Johnson, executive headteacher, said: “This has been an unprecedented year for all of us and Springwood High School is no exception. Today’s results reflect the hard work by our students and the professionalism of our staff. As a school we are immensely proud of them all and the results of this year’s GCSE exams reflect the confidence the teaching staff have in our students, who now have the opportunity to continue their first choice of post-16 future that we have prepared them for.”

- Sprowston Community Academy

Pupil collects her GCSE results at Hethersett Academy. Picture: Inspiration TrustPupil collects her GCSE results at Hethersett Academy. Picture: Inspiration Trust

% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2020 figures supplied (2019: 64pc)

Liz Wood, headteacher, said: “We are delighted with today’s results from a year group of students who have worked consistently hard and really added to the vibrancy and character of our school. This fantastic team was exceptionally well led, motivated and supported by their head of year, John Cordeaux, who retired this summer. We wish the students, and John, all the best as they take their next steps and we are excited that so many students are continuing their journey with us.”

- Stalham High School

Cromer Academy pupil Poppy celebrates her GCSE results. Picture: Inspiration Trust/Sophie CassCromer Academy pupil Poppy celebrates her GCSE results. Picture: Inspiration Trust/Sophie Cass

% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2020 figures supplied (2019: 61pc)

Dr Andrew Richardson, executive head, said: ““This is a day of celebration and we applaud the achievements of all our students at Stalham, after what has been a challenging end to the school year. The vast majority of our students have been successful in securing their preferred pathways and we wish our students the very best with their next stages of education and life. Stalham staff used their professional integrity to make a realistic judgement of our students’ performance and the overall results have borne this out. Well done to them all!”

- St Clement’s High School

Pupil discovers her GCSE grades at Jane Austen College. Picture: Inspiration TrustPupil discovers her GCSE grades at Jane Austen College. Picture: Inspiration Trust

% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 72pc (2019: 53pc)

Nearly three quarters of students achieved Grade Four and above in English and Maths with over 10pc also securing Grade Seven and above. Nigel Willingham, headteacher, said: “The grades achieved reflect the hard work of our students during their whole high school career. We are very proud of them and we are delighted to see them secure results which enable them to move on to the next stage of their education.”

- Saint Felix School

Molly Parker with her results from Sir John Leman High School on GCSE results day 2020. PHOTO: Sir John Leman High SchoolMolly Parker with her results from Sir John Leman High School on GCSE results day 2020. PHOTO: Sir John Leman High School

% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 99.7pc (2019: 100pc)

James Harrison, headmaster, said: “We congratulate all of this year’s GCSE students for their hard work and commitment over the past two years. 100% of our pupils achieved at least five passes at grade 4 or above, and we are looking forward to welcoming many of them back to our Sixth Form in September in order to continue their studies at A Level. As one of very few schools in Suffolk that offer Latin as a mainstream subject we’re especially pleased that in line with previous years’ achievements, this year over two thirds of pupils were awarded grade 8 or 9.”

- Sewell Park Academy

% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2020 figures supplied (2019: 55pc)

David Day, headteacher, said: “We are exceptionally proud of the class of 2020 and their fantastic achievements. These are the first students to complete five years at Sewell Park Academy. They have worked tremendously hard alongside all the staff at the school, and responded maturely and calmly to some of the most difficult and uncertain circumstances, over the last five months. The class of 2020 will now go on further in their education and achieve great things and we wish them every success in the future.”

- Sir John Leman High School

% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2020 figures supplied (2019: 68pc)

Michael Taylor, headteacher, said: “Despite the distress caused by this year’s circumstances, 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.”

- Taverham High School

% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2020 figures supplied (2019: 58pc)

Carol Dallas, headteacher, said: “Congratulations to all the students who have worked so hard during this difficult year. We are pleased they have been awarded the results they deserve and look forward to seeing them thrive in the years to come. Thanks to all the staff and families who have supported them through this past five years. We hope they will now be able to look forward to a bright future and put this anxious time behind them.”

- Thetford Academy

% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2020 figures supplied (2019: 51pc)

Dan Carter, principal, said: “I offer warm and sincere congratulations to our class of 2020, who received their GCSE results today. Underlying those results are hundreds of individual success stories. The Class of 2020 have worked very hard and made excellent progress during their time at Thetford Academy and their grades are fully deserved. 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 Grammar School

% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 98pc (2019: 99pc)

Michael Brewer, headteacher, said: “We would like to congratulate all Thetford Grammar School students who have received their GCSE results today. This year in particular, pupils have faced an unbelievable number of obstacles on what should have been a straightforward, if demanding, journey. We are very happy and the students who have come through this morning are very happy as well. They are good outcomes, but more importantly they are fair outcomes. The pupils got the grades they deserved today.”

- Thorpe St Andrew School

% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2020 figures supplied (2019: 75pc)

The school said: “This has been an extraordinary year and the hard work, resilience and determination of our fantastic students have been duly rewarded with many exceptional results. Thank you to everyone in the school and local community who helped pull together to support our students this year. Congratulations goes to our students for their success, we wish them all the very best of luck for the future.”

- University Technical College Norfolk

% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - 65pc (2019: 60pc)

Alex Hayes, headteacher, 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.”

- Wayland Academy Norfolk

% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2020 figures supplied (2019: 58pc)

Glen Allott, principal, said: “This will understandably be an unusual experience for all students 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 you and we all wish you well in the future.”

- Wymondham High Academy

% of grades 9 to 4 in English and maths - No 2020 figures supplied (2019: 75pc)

Jonathan Rockey, principal, said: “We are very proud of the achievements of our pupils and the way in which they have dealt with the disruption and confusion of the last few days and weeks. The excellent examination results they have achieved have been the culmination of five years of secondary education and we celebrate the dedication to their work, the support of their parents and the huge efforts of their teachers.”


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