Excellent GCSE Results Celebrated

First photo left to right; Charlotte Cressey, who achieved 2 A*, 9 A's and 2 B's, and Georgia Peers, who achieved 9 A*s, 3 A's and 1 B, celebrate their success.

Second photo; James Beel who achieved 1 A*, 6 A's, 5 B's and 1 C and Lauren Parrott, who achieved 6 A*, 6 A's and 1B pictured with Mr Knapton (Principal).

Pupils celebrated "excellent" results at Healing School.

A total of 71% achieved five or more A* to C passes, including maths and English.

The Ofsted-rated outstanding academy saw 84% pupils gain five or more A* - C GCSE passes.

The English department saw results hold up once again with an 87% A* to C pass rate.

In maths, the figure was 79%, slightly lower than last year.

Principal Mark Knapton said: "Overall, we're pleased with the results. Pupils did well to deal with a really tricky maths paper that grabbed national headlines because it was so difficult."

There were some outstanding individual performances within the results. 26% of pupils achieved three or more A/A*s. One pupil achieved 13 A*s and one A.

"There were many other success stories," said Mr Knapton. "It has been a monumental effort by everybody.

"I'd like to pay particular tribute to the teaching staff at Healing School. They have had to deal with a range of changes to GCSE courses and to the exams themselves.

"Taking that into account, these are a fantastic set of results and I offer my congratulations to all the students and their supportive parents.

"We all wish them well in their future careers and hope they will look back on their time at Healing School with fond memories."

Mr Knapton was looking forward to the new academic year.

"Our £3.6-million, state-of-the-art teaching block with its 18 classrooms, new library and other pupil-focused facilities will be in use from this September.

"Our focus though, will remain on maintaining the exceptionally high standards of teaching and learning people have come to expect of Healing School."

Healing School - Friday 21st August 2015