As we hear a record number of students nationally are heading to university this year, a Grantham school is celebrating a record number of its students being offered places.
Walton Girls’ High School has also seen an increase in the number of its pupils achieving A*-E grades.
Principal Chris Horrocks said: “These results are testament to the hard work of both students and staff. At Walton we pride ourselves not only on excellent academic performance and outstanding extra-curricular opportunities but also providing individualised pastoral support.
“The advantage of a relatively small school is that we really do know all of our students as individuals and can provide them with the support they need to help them achieve their personal ambitions and career aspirations. I believe that our students’ confidence flourishes in the Walton environment and I am delighted that we have students pursuing a real breadth of careers from the vocational such as nursing to the academic such as law.
“In addition, we have students who have successfully secured apprenticeships. This is what the job is all about...watching students grow and develop and enabling them to fulfil their dreams.”
Year 13 pupil Maia Goree said she was “over the moon” with her results.
She added: “I can’t wait to start my biology degree and my life at university. I can’t thank my teachers enough for all they have done for me.”
Ellie Connor, who has secured a place at Sheffield Hallam University to study Fine Art, said: “I’ve had a fantastic time at Walton. I am so happy with my results. Sheffield here I come!”
Fellow pupil Sophie Radford said: “I am so pleased with my results. I can’t wait to go to Barcelona to do a dance degree.”
Chloe Coulson added: “I am so happy with my results. I have loved every minute of my time at Walton. Now I’m getting ready to start an apprenticeship at a veterinary practice in Nottingham. All my hard work has really paid off. Thanks to all the teachers who have helped me.”