GCSE RESULTS: Heathcote School, Stevenage

HEADTEACHER at Heathcote School Edward Gaynor said that he was “very proud” of his students’ GCSE results, in which 70 per cent achieved five or more A*-C grades.

The school also had 58 per cent of its students achieving five or more A*-C grades including English and maths, a five per cent improvement on last year.

Although the school is due to close in 2012, its exam results have shown sustained improvement over the last four years.

Jonathan Deville achieved the school’s highest set of results with six As and four A*s.

Other high achievers included Kapaya Chimpampwe with three A*s, five As, and two Bs, Amy Brown with three A*s, three As, and four Bs, Philippa Jancey with two A*s, five As and three Bs, Robert Collings with two A*s, five As and a B and Hayley Briars with one A*, eight As and a B.

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Mr Gaynor is leaving Heathcote after five years as headteacher, to take up the same post at The Astley Cooper School in Hemel Hempstead.

He said: “We are delighted that so many students have achieved such good results. Students and staff worked hard and this is demonstrated in some outstanding individual results.

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“I am very proud of the academic progress that Heathcote has made under the most difficult circumstances that a school can face. Staff, governors and parents have shown great loyalty to the school.

“Heathcote will be fully staffed with specialist teachers for its final year, which I am sure will be an equally successful one.”

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