GCSEs: Results are on the up at Lord Grey

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IT has been yet another year of improvements for Lord Grey as students celebrated getting their GCSE results on Thursday.

The school in Bletchley has seen a continued improvement since headteacher Dr Tracey Jones took over in 2009, with more than half of the school (51 per cent) scoring more than five A*-C grades - a six per cent improvement on last year.

Dr Jones said: “A 23 per cent increase in five A*-Cs, including English and Maths, over three years is incredible. This is the key figure that everyone is bothered about at the moment, as it is the one that gives young people a route into further education and better careers, so I am very pleased.

“It is testimony to the hard work and dedication of the Lord Grey staff, and, of course, the students themselves. Lord Grey is full for September 2012 and I am not surprised as we are now delivering good exam results after some difficult times a few years ago. That is all way behind us now.

“Lord Grey is a rapidly improving school and a local school that West Bletchley can be proud of.”

Chair of Governors, Mrs Madeleine Carrington, said: “These great results mean that all students can go on to the next stage of their education with confidence.

“Good results mean more chance to get onto their first choice of course for post 16 education.”

Among Lord Grey’s top performers were Mital Gorania, who got two A*s, four As and three Distinction Stars, and Abigail Harris, who got three A*s, an A, four Bs and three Distinction Stars.