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Schools’ pride after GCSE results published

Schools’ pride after GCSE results published
August 24, 2023 Dave Gooderham

Students across our secondary schools are celebrating after receiving their GCSE results – with school leaders praising their hard work and the support and guidance from school staff.

Clacton County High GCSE results day 2023

Students at Clacton County High School are once again celebrating some wonderful GCSE results.

Chris Taylor, Head of School, said “The results for this year have been a just reward for all the hard work and effort put in by the students and staff.

“There were some stunning individual outcomes and amazing stories of success that have enabled all our students to progress onto Sigma Sixth, apprenticeships or other further education.”

Executive Headteacher, Neil Gallagher, added: “I am delighted for our students and their families – my congratulations go out to them all.

“I cannot praise the staff here at Clacton County High School more highly for their commitment and dedication to our students.”


Colne Community School and College is pleased to report some outstanding achievements by its students in their GCSEs and other qualifications this summer.

Steven Crane, Head of School, said: “I would like to congratulate all of our students on their fantastic results this year. This is down to their hard efforts, resilience and commitment to their studies.

“I would also like to thank all the staff for their guidance and support over the past few years. I wish all of our students the very best for their future endeavours.”

Neil Gallagher, Executive Headteacher, added: “I am delighted for our students, they have shown great resilience over the last few years and have achieved some really excellent outcomes that will help build an exciting future.”


Students at Harwich and Dovercourt High School are celebrating after picking up their GCSE results.

Headteacher Kate Finch said: “We are very proud of the achievements of our students this year.

“Schooling has not been easy post-pandemic and our young people have felt the strain. But they have shown how they can cope with challenges and get the job done.

“We have had fantastic successes and amongst them some amazing individual achievements in a year when the number of top grades, which are exceptionally hard to achieve anyway, are reported to be down across the country.

“Huge progress for individuals means they can go on to their chosen next steps and we are delighted with the number of students continuing their journey at our HDHS Sixth Form. We can’t wait to get started with Year 12 courses with such a talented bunch.”


Students at Philip Morant School and College are celebrating an excellent set of GCSE results this summer.

Head of school Steph Neill paid tribute to the hard work and dedication of all students picking up their GCSE results.

She added: “Our art and photography students made exceptional progress with 12 students achieving the highest grade 9.  Ahead of the launch of our creative academy in Sigma Sixth, we are delighted to see such talent in creative subjects and the high levels of effort that have gone in to produce this amazing work.”


St Helena School have welcomed back the class of 2023 to celebrate strong results across the board and to wish them well in the next stage of their learning journey.

School leaders paid tribute to the students for “overcoming many barriers” in their education due to the Covid pandemic, in a year in which exams regulator OFQUAL has returned to pre-Covid grading levels.

Charlie McCarthy, Head of School, said: “It’s been great this morning to welcome our students back and to celebrate their achievements.

“They have been a fantastic year group and we will always remember the way that they worked with our school’s Aspire, Believe, Achieve spirit through two lockdowns and the considerable upheaval to their education.

“Today is also a day to thank all staff at St Helena for everything they do to teach and support our young people and to thank our parents and carers for their incredible support over the past five years.

“With real pride in their well deserved results, I wish all of our students the very best for the future.”

The school’s Executive Headteacher, Fiona Pierson, added: “We can be secure in the knowledge that this year group are well prepared for the next stage in their education and their results overall reflect that they are successful learners with the character, knowledge, skills, ability to think and imagination that they need to achieve amazing things.

“Our strong results overall are down to the work ethic of our students and a resilience that will serve them well as they move on.”


Leaders at The Stanway School have paid tribute to students following the publication of their GCSE results.

Executive Headteacher Jonathan Bland said: “At Stanway, we are very proud of the results the students achieved. Outcomes in the core subjects, as well as the arts, have been very pleasing.

“Congratulations to the students and staff who have all worked hard to achieve these pleasing results, and we wish them all the best for the next step in their journeys.

“Our results have maintained our pre-Covid levels and they are testament to the hard work of students and staff over these difficult last few years.”


Thomas Lord Audley School is pleased to report some outstanding achievements by its students in their GCSE qualifications this summer.

Simon Essex, the school’s headteacher, said: “I am incredibly proud of all the hard work and achievements of the students.

“Our teachers have again worked tirelessly to ensure students are all able to progress onto further education and study.

“We look forward to seeing what they will achieve in the future.  I would like to thank my staff, the students and their families for all that they have done to achieve these outcomes.”