Students receiving their GCSE results at Sponne School in Towcester today were again delighted with their outstanding results. This pattern of exceptional performance has continued for an eighth successive year with students not only attaining highly but showing significantly greater progress than would be expected nationally from their starting points at the end of Year 6. Despite the uncertainty with the new and more challenging 9-1 assessments being introduced for most subjects the results at Sponne have held up and in many aspects improved for students of all abilities.
Among the many delighted students celebrating today were Sam Allen, Poppy Lefroy-Brooks, Catrin Sinclair and Emily Rogers who all gained 10 equivalent A* grades whilst Emily Blakeney and Luke Williams were just one behind with 9. Tabitha Jayasuriya, Sophie Marks and Samatha Martin all achieved 8 top grades and a further 12 students gained 5 or more. In addition many others achieved multiple A* and A grades and over half of the students attained at least one A* and A grades which is an outstanding outcome. It is likely that once the National data is released Sponne will once again be in the top 10% of schools in the country.
Headteacher Mr Iain Massey said: “I am tremendously proud of the achievements of all of our students at Sponne School. No matter what their starting point when they arrive they have made exceptional progress and along with all my staff and Governors I would like to congratulate them for working so hard and gaining what they deserved. Along with the high A level results last week, Sponne is maintaining the outstanding judgement made by Ofsted in 2012. Well done to all our students and their teachers in preparing them for their exams”.