GCSE results 2015: The John Henry Newman School, Stevenage

Head of music Colette Hewitson, with pupils Sara Brady and Josh Smyth.

Head of music Colette Hewitson, with pupils Sara Brady and Josh Smyth. - Credit: Archant

Students recorded the best GCSE results in a Stevenage school’s history today.

Students celebrating their results at John Henry Newman School.

Students celebrating their results at John Henry Newman School. - Credit: Archant

As a year group, 36 per cent of grades were awarded at A* or A, with 83 per cent of pupils gaining 5A* to C including English and maths at The John Henry Newman School.

This represents a 21 per cent increase in this key government benchmark measure over the last three years.

Assistant headteacher Joanna Thornton said: “We are particularly pleased with the GCSE results of our disadvantaged pupils, who have significantly outperformed non-disadvantaged pupils nationally.”

These are the best results that the school has achieved in its 28 year history.

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