Principal delighted with Belvoir High results

Belvoir High School pupils, executive principal Jon Sherwin and head of school Paul Ainsworth celebrate another excellent set of GCSE results PHOTO: Michael Cooke

Belvoir High School pupils, executive principal Jon Sherwin and head of school Paul Ainsworth celebrate another excellent set of GCSE results PHOTO: Michael Cooke

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BELVOIR High School pupils have recorded another set of impressive GCSE results.

Some 71 per cent achieved the gold standard of five A* to C grades including English and maths which will again place the school near the top of the county league table.

The result mirrors that achieved last year and pleasingly there was a significant increase in the percentage of pupils achieving five A* to C across all subjects to 91 per cent (up eight per cent on 2011).

There were some fantastic individual results, too, among them the seven A* and five A grades achieved by Chloe Roach from Bottesford.

Chloe had spent seven months in and out of school due to illness. Proud mum Debi said: “Chloe has done amazingly well given the tough year she’s had and credit must also go to the school which has been incredibly supportive.”

For her part, Chloe added: “It’s gone better than I expected and I’m now looking forward to A-levels and reading law at university but before that there’s a celebration lunch and then a party with friends.”

Megan Bowen had a lot to live up to - brother Dan is studying medicine at Cambridge - so was delighted with her four A* and seven A grades. She said: “I’m speechless, they are even better results than I had hoped for.

“It’s off to MV16 in Melton next where I hope to get involved in the student newspaper and council and do a lot of sport.”

Joining her there will be Amelia Gribby who achieved four A*, six 6 and two B grades. She admitted: “I couldn’t eat any breakfast today, I just felt so scared but I’m very happy now. All the hard work has paid off.”

Mum Sue added: “We’re delighted and really happy at the prospect of MV16. It’s purpose-built and a fantastic place to carry on learning.”

Other high achievers included Claire Hopkins who achieved all A* and A grades, but the boys were not to be outdone with Ben Anderson, Craig Clark and Jordan Green among the star pupils.

Craig, who notched up 10 A and A*, said: “I’m feeling pretty good about it and can now tell my mum. I’m off to Grantham College next and aim to pursue a maths or science related career in the future.”

Paul Ainsworth, the Head of School at Belvoir High, said: “Results day is nerve-wracking for all staff as they desperately want all pupils to perform well so we’re delighted that over 90 per cent of them will leave with at least five qualifications at grade C or above. I am very lucky to work at a school with such a highly dedicated group of staff and these good results recognise the strong team work showed by pupils and staff.

“I am also very proud of all the other things we do, such as music and the arts, our sports leaders and ambassadors programme, which enrich the curriculum and help make the children’s education really enjoyable.”

Executive principal Jon Sherwin, who oversees Belvoir High and MV16, added: “I’ve been delighted to see the results being achieved by the secondary schools in the borough - it’s good for Melton and the Vale as a whole and a vindication of the county council’s decision to reorganise secondary education here.”