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.

 

A Level Results 2021

Stanborough School’s Sixth form students descended on the site’s Sports Hall to get their eagerly anticipated results on Tuesday in what the Headteacher Mrs John described as a ‘turbulent’ year.

Welcoming the students, along with the students’ teachers and Head of Sixth Form Mr Maidment, Mrs John says Stanborough’s growing reputation is down to the aspirational and hardworking students supported by a passionate and dedicated team of teachers and support staff.

Mrs John said: “I would like to congratulate every single student for their achievement this year. We must not forget what our Year 13 students have been through and must acknowledge the resilience demonstrated by them during this extremely difficult, challenging and exceptional period.”

“They have embraced the situation that they were faced with and taken everything in their stride. Our students are indeed a credit to the Stanborough community and have truly been wonderful role models to the rest of the school,” Mrs John added.

A special message from Mrs John went out to staff for their ‘tireless work’ over the last two years and acknowledged that teaching is an incredibly rewarding and humbling career where ‘we have an impact on young lives’ and shape their future.

Mr Maidment was also thanked for his unstinting support of the year group and for always giving up his time to support them throughout their Sixth form education. In his opinion, the strength students have shown ‘is a credit to their commitment’ to success.

“The results that the students have achieved are tremendous and are a testament to the fortitude, commitment and resilience that they have shown in what has been an onerous two years of Post 16 study. I wish them all the very best in their chosen Post 18 pathways.” Mr Maidment says.

Subject, Curriculum leaders and support staff were highlighted for the ‘tireless efforts behind the scenes’ who worked with examination boards to ensure that all the guidelines were meticulously followed.

“I would also like to acknowledge our parents who have nurtured and encouraged their children throughout their school lives. These results show that the combination of excellent teaching, the commitment of students and the support of parents is paramount to success.” Mrs John adds.

At Stanborough, we are particularly pleased for the following students who have secured an impressive set of grades and in some cases made outstanding progress in the last two years.

 

Matthew Agathangelou
Jonny Baynes
Sophie Covill
Sean Davies
Charlie Earnshaw
Thomas Gray
Daniel Green
Billy Irvine
Thomas Jack
Benjamin King
Bethan Makowski
James Mann
Ella Mason
Ruth Morgan
Jason Nwokeji
Callum O’Shea
Jay Puranik
Alexander Wright
Julia Zablocka

Cambridge and Durham Universities will welcome Stanborough students from September as well as others who will take places at Russell Group universities to study a range of courses and degrees including Robotics, Forensic science, Economics, Physics, Psychology, Computer Science, English Literature, Primary Education, Art, Musical theatre, History and Politics, Geography, Finance and Investment Banking, Law and Criminology.

Charlie Earnshaw secured four A* grades, which earns him a place at Durham University to study Physics. Charlie was extremely appreciate of the support that he had received from all his teachers here.

“I feel so relieved to get these results and this is certainly the best way to end my seven years here at Stanborough,” says Charlie. “I thank all my teachers for always going above and beyond to guide me, especially the support shown during the challenging period of lockdown, which was exceptional.”

Daniel Green also secured his place at Cambridge University to study History and Politics after achieving 3A* and 1 A grade. Daniel says: “I’m so excited to start the next stage of my education and it’s going to be sad to end my Stanborough journey. I am grateful to all the teachers for their guidance and support as I start my new journey into University.”

Mrs John was delighted that the majority of students had secured their first choice of university or apprenticeships. Stating her pride at the achievements of all of them, Mrs John was sure that the students leave with the confidence of knowing ‘they can overcome unexpected obstacles and achieve whatever they aim for’.

Mrs John adds: “On behalf of the staff and governors, we would like to wish all our Year 13 students the very best as they embark on the next chapter in their lives.”