Stanborough Times, 17/9/21

Stanborough Times, 10/9/21

Growing success continues at Stanborough School

GCSE Results 2021

The wait was finally over for Stanborough School’s Year 11 students as the day dawned to collect their final GCSE and BTEC exam results.

Headteacher Mrs John believes Stanborough’s growing reputation is down to the aspirational and hardworking students supported by passionate and dedicated teachers and support staff, especially during the last two years.

“This has been an extremely distressing time for all Year 11 students,” Mrs John said. “The COVID-19 pandemic has created circumstances no one could have ever imagined or wished for but it has been great to see the wonderful outcomes received by the students.

“It has been a true pleasure to work with this cohort of Year 11 students. I am very proud of our students as the school continues to flourish and the aspirational culture of the school supports the learners to achieve these justified results.” Mrs John added.

Resilience was a key factor which Mrs John saw the students demonstrate during what she described as an ‘extremely difficult, challenging and exceptional period’. She also highlighted the fact that the students had embraced the situation that they were faced with and taken everything in their stride.

Mrs John also acknowledged the commitment of all teachers and support staff, including Head of Year 11 Miss Wrangles, described as ‘a tower of strength to each and every one of her students in the last five years’.

Miss Wrangles said: “The year 11 pastoral team and I are so incredibly proud of each and every one of our students. The results today are a testament to the hard work and dedication they have shown to their studies throughout their time at Stanborough. We are so pleased many will be returning to Sixth form and wish all those starting college or apprenticeship the very best for the future.”

Bradley Loughnane swept the board achieving a grade 9 in all subjects. Bradley said: “I just cannot believe I have secured all these grades. I am lost for words and shocked but so happy too. Thank you so much to all my teachers for believing in me and helping me get these grades. Lockdown was tough but my teachers helped me so much during the period of remote learning. I am excited yet anxious about sixth form but I know I will do well as I have my amazing teachers behind me.”

Holly Clayton, also a high achiever securing all Grade 9’s and 8’s in her GCSEs expressed her relief that the wait was finally over. “I am so happy and relieved that all the hard work has paid off.” Holly said. “I am so thankful and grateful to the teachers who have helped me every step of the way. I am excited to start my A level courses in Maths, Economics and History.”

Other particularly successful Stanborough students were:

Kaitlyn Batchelor
Jonathan Turner
Hisham Hussain
Keira Fan
Ellen Green
Jack Hadley
Joshua Imafidon
Charles Greasby
Angela Kovaci
Zainab Umarah
Elitsa Ilieva
Emma Hudson
Oscar Saunders
Abenash Kirivasan
Abu Hanif Chowdhury
Cameron McIntosh
Keziah Long
Emily Joyce
Ivan Purches
Laura Wells
Lucy Woolmore
Lauren Ellerd-Elliott
Owen Thake
Annabelle Lim
Krasimir Timov
Luke Barron
James Roper

“It cannot be underestimated what they have been through but also the stress and uncertainty that they would have faced leading up to receiving their results today. I would like to congratulate every single student for their hard work, dedication and perseverance in their time with us. Our Year 11 students are indeed a credit to the Stanborough community and they should be very proud of what they have achieved and who they have become. I would also like to acknowledge our parents and carers who have nurtured and encouraged their children throughout their school lives. This collaborative effort and strong partnership between school and home has been a major factor in influencing the aspirational culture.”

Mrs John said she will look forward to welcoming back a high proportion of students, who will continue their studies into the Sixth Form at Stanborough and that the high standards demonstrated will mirror the A Level results achieved this week. A number of students will also follow up their GCSE success with college placements and Level 2 Apprenticeship courses.

“On behalf of the staff and governors, we would like to wish all our Year 11 students the very best as they embark on the next exciting chapter in their educational journey.” Mrs John added.