The Charter School East Dulwich is celebrating its first set of GCSE results since opening in 2016.
The school’s founding cohort of 118 pupils have achieved fantastic results, especially after the challenges posed by COVID-19.
Overall, 48 per cent of all GCSE grades achieved by year elevens were 7-9, and 80 per cent were grade 5 or above.
Headteacher Alex Crossman, who is leaving the school at the end of this month to take up a new position, commented: “I am immensely proud of our founding cohort and the brilliant results they have achieved despite the disruption and uncertainty of the past eighteen months.
“I am delighted that the hard work and commitment of our students, staff and families over the past five years since we opened as a brand-new school have resulted in such positive outcomes.
“We have achieved what we set out to when we opened the school, which was to provide a high quality, non-selective state secondary education provision in our part of South East London.”
Pupils highlighted for ‘exceptional progress’ over the last five years include: Jason-Derrecce Casar, Maisie Davies; Sophia Dickenson; Whitney Emakpose; Rasheedat Gbajabiamila; Olivia Oduro; Madeline Pritchard; Nile Simpson and Jayden Singh.
Outstanding individual performances of note included the achievements of Dexter Godfrey; Callum Muffett; Nancy Perry; Katie Sanders; Pia Stern; Isobel Tucker and Rosamund Turner each achieved eight or more GCSEs at grade 9.
The school says both its GCSE and BTECs were awarded via internal tests sat in exam conditions, homework and coursework.
Incoming executive headteacher, Christian Hicks, added: “I would like to personally congratulate our year eleven students at The Charter School East Dulwich on these fantastic results and thank them for their hard work and courage throughout this period.
“I look forward to welcoming back those who are returning to our sixth forms in September and wish those leaving us the very best for the future.”