Students at Alleyn’s School were celebrating today after following in the footsteps of last week’s sixth formers with record GCSE results.
Year 11 leavers picked up results that included an impressive rise in the percentage of students achieving more than ten A* grades.
A total of 67 per cent of all grades achieved were at A*, with 92 per cent of all grades at A* or A.
Of the grades awarded to the 142 pupils who make up the 2017 cohort, 98 per cent were A*, A or B.
A significant 92 pupils achieved all A* and A grades, with 33 individual pupils securing ten or more A* grades.
Alleyn’s, which will celebrate the 400th anniversary of its foundation in 2019, was one of the first major independent schools to become co-educational back in 1976, making it one of the UK’s longest-established co-ed schools of its kind.
Headteacher Dr Gary Savage said: “Alleyn’s boys and girls have once again excelled themselves in public examinations, and everyone at school is hugely proud of what they have achieved.
“They are well and truly ready for the step up to academic life in the sixth form, where they will also enjoy a multitude of co-curricular activities, enrichment opportunities, and lasting friendships.
“I firmly believe that it is this truly holistic approach, rooted in over 40 years of whole-school co-education, which creates the exciting yet balanced environment in which students can secure record results at GCSE and A-level year after year.
“We are immensely pleased for and proud of them all.”
Head of middle school Mel Joel added: “We congratulate all of our boys and girls for their hard work.
“This is a fantastic set of results that truly reflects their commitment to, and enjoyment of, their learning here at Alleyn’s.
“We really are delighted with their achievement, and look forward to continued enthusiasm and success as they progress to the upper school.”