GCSE results 2015: The Thomas Alleyne Academy, Stevenage

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Ewan Jones - Credit: Archant

The Thomas Alleyne Academy in Stevenage is once again celebrating the achievements of its GCSE students.

Myles Catley, Laura Searle and Elena Palmer from Thomas Alleyne Academy in Stevenage.

Myles Catley, Laura Searle and Elena Palmer from Thomas Alleyne Academy in Stevenage. - Credit: Archant

The academy’s principal, Julia Flanagan, said: “We are proud of the achievements of all of our students. The academy’s success has been achieved by delivering a flexible curriculum which suits all abilities – stretching and challenging the most able whilst supporting and nurturing all students to achieve their personal best.

“This is achieved through parents, staff and students building effective relationships.”

Notable students included Joanne Balharrie who achieved 2A*s, 7As and 2B grades and Elena Palmer who gained 1A*, 8As and 1B grade.

Elena said: “I have really enjoyed my time at Thomas Alleyne Academy and now I am looking forward to studying A-levels in maths, psychology and biology here and at the Da Vinci Studio School of Science and Engineering.”

Joanne Balharrie and Poppy Wren

Joanne Balharrie and Poppy Wren - Credit: Archant


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Students are preparing for the next steps, with many continuing their education at Thomas Alleyne to study A-levels. Others are progressing on to programmes in one of Thomas Alleyne’s partner organisations, the Da Vinci School of Science and Engineering, the Da Vinci School of Creative Enterprise and North Hertfordshire College.

The school’s executive principal Mark Lewis said: “We are delighted with the individual achievements of our students. These results will enable our students to access a range of pathways across our innovative partnership with the Da Vinci Studio Schools and North Hertfordshire College.

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“This will lead them to success in university, apprenticeship and employment destinations.”

The school was recently judged to be ‘Good’ in an OFSTED report and is holding an open day for all prospective students and parents on Thursday, October 1.

Left to right: Students Myles Catley, Laura Searle, Joanne Balharrie and Elena Palmer

Left to right: Students Myles Catley, Laura Searle, Joanne Balharrie and Elena Palmer - Credit: Archant

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