Pictured left to right: Amber McTaggart, Caitlin Barton, Alfie Macadam, Ellen Watson and Beth Millington

Students and staff at Stanley High School in Southport have been celebrating a pleasing set of GCSE results this year.

63 per cent of year 11 candidates achieved five or more A*-C grades in this summer’s examinations, with 54 per cent of students achieving five or more passes at this level including English and Maths.

There were particularly outstanding individual performances these included Caitlin Barton (11 A* – A Grades), Ellen Watson (12 A* – A Grades), Beth Millington (11 A* – A Grades), Andrew Bennett (10 A* – A Grades), Amber McTaggart (10 A* – A Grades) and Alfie Macadam (12 A*-C Grades).

Overall, the achievements of the whole year group at Stanley were in line with expectations, resulting in a positive Progress 8 score for the school, the Government’s new headline performance measure for eight key subjects at GCSE level.

Commenting on the results Stanley High Headteacher, Ed Fitzpatrick, said: “I would like to congratulate our year 11 students on their achievements, and pay tribute to the effort and commitment they have put into these important examinations, and the support they have received from their families.

“After working closely with these young people for the past five years we’re obviously sorry to see them go, but we wish them the very best for the future whether they’re starting college, embarking on an apprenticeship or entering the employment market”

“I would also like to thank all the teachers and support staff here at Stanley who have worked tirelessly to ensure that students were given every possible opportunity to achieve and succeed,” added Mr Fitzpatrick.

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