Despite the widely reported fall in grades across the country, De La Salle School has bucked the trend as their results took a jump up. Whilst a small increase in results was expected, the school was thrilled to see the scale of these improvements.
Results across the board have gone up, with the school achieving its highest ever number of students passing English and maths (over 70% of students). This is great news for their Year 11 students who can now safely secure their places at colleges, 6th forms and apprenticeships.
Of course, this whole school success was made up of individual success stories, including Gabriel Mullen (nine Grade 9s and one Grade 8), Edward Caulfield (seven Grade 9s, two Grade 8s and one Grade 7), Eleanor Webster (six Grade 9s and four Grade 8s), Grace Tresnan (five Grade 9s, four Grade 8s and one Grade 7) and Grace Houghton (five Grade 9s, two Grade 8s, one Grade 7 and one Grade 6). Amongst those making the most progress were Marie Caumaueth, Ryan King and Zachary Riordan.
Headteacher Andy Rannard expressed his happiness with this year’s results, saying “I know for most schools this will be a difficult set of results as nationally grades have fallen, but we are delighted that, here at De La Salle, the hard work of our staff and students has bucked the trend, seeing our results jump up and providing some of our strongest results ever. I would like to thank our staff for their hard work and dedication, our families for their continued support and, of course, congratulate our students on their successes and wish them well as they move on to colleges and apprenticeships.”