Dinnington: Comprehensive sets new results record

GCSE results day at Dinnington Comprehensive, pictured are Joel Wakefield, Ross Tenny and Sam Brookfield (w130822-3b)
GCSE results day at Dinnington Comprehensive, pictured are Joel Wakefield, Ross Tenny and Sam Brookfield (w130822-3b)

Dinnington Comprehensive School has achieved its best set of GCSE results ever this year.

Headteacher Paul Blackwell congratulated students this morning (Thursday 22nd August 2013) on their ‘truly outstanding’ results.

GCSE results day at Dinnington Comprehensive, pictured are students with headteacher Paul Blackwell and chair of govenors Monica Carroll (w130822-3e)

GCSE results day at Dinnington Comprehensive, pictured are students with headteacher Paul Blackwell and chair of govenors Monica Carroll (w130822-3e)

“These grades are thoroughly well deserved. It is important to thank students, staff, parents and governors for their hard work,” said Mr Blackwell.

He said the school pass rate was up 17 per cent on last year, with 45 per cent of students achieving A*s.

Top scoring pupils included:

Ronan Swift with 11 A*s, one C and three other A*- C equivalent qualifications.

GCSE results day at Dinnington Comprehensive (w130822-3h)

GCSE results day at Dinnington Comprehensive (w130822-3h)

Corey Froggatt with nine A*s, one A, two Bs and two other A*- C equivalent qualifications.

Isabel Canning with seven A*s, four As and three other A*- C equivalent qualifications.

Sophie Chambers with seven A*s, two As, two Bs and three other A*- C equivalent qualifications.

Leah Jebson with four A*s, four As, one B, one C and three other A*- C equivalent qualifications.

Isabelle Lockett with three A*s, five As, two BTEC distinctions (worth five A*s) and one other A*- C equivalent qualification.

Felicity Slocombe with three A*s, six As, one B and two other A*- C equivalent qualifications.

Samantha Goold with two A*s, five As, three Bs, two BTEC distinctions (worth five A*s), and one other A*-C equivalent qualification.

Luke McKenna with three A*s, four As, two Bs, a BTEC distinction (worth four A*s) and three other A*-C equivalent qualifications.

And Emma Brooks with five As, three Bs, two BTEC distinctions (worth six A*s) and two other A*-C equivalent qualifications.

Chair of governors at Dinnington Comprehensive School, Monica Carroll, said:

“I am extremely proud and privileged to be part of this success story. The overall results have been excellent and the best in the history of the school and certainly since I became a governor in 1986.”

She paid tribute, on behalf of the governing body, to the extremely hard work undertaken by Mr Blackwell and by all of the staff.

“The governing body has given many hours of support to the school above and beyond its role and has been ‘a critical friend’ in every sense. For this I am very thankful,” she said.

“The students, who were praised by Ofsted earlier this year both for their attitude to learning and their behaviour, have proved that they can respond to good teaching and are excellent ambassadors for the school.”

“Finally I would like to thank the parents and guardians of our students who have supported the school in its endeavours to make this result possible. I trust that they and the wider community of the school will continue with that support and move the school forward to a very positive new year.”