GCSE results day: Raynes Park High School claim 'best ever' results

Raynes Park High School’s headteacher Phillip Wheatley

Raynes Park High School’s headteacher Phillip Wheatley

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Students and staff at one school in Merton are celebrating what it calls the best GCSE results in its history.

Raynes Park High School’s headteacher Phillip Wheatley was delighted to announce the percentage of students achieving five or more A* to C grades including English and maths is 57 per cent - up from 44 per cent last year.

The school in Bushey Road said science increased by seven per cent to 95 per cent and results remain strong in maths with 66 per cent of students gaining a C grade or higher.

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Pupils celebrate with Mr Wheatley.

A statement from the school said individual subject departments achieved increases in results from last year.

The English department went up 14 per cent to 67 per cent of students getting A* to C grades, 87 per cent of pupils in the languages department achieved A* to C grades and ICT recorded a boost of 50 per cent to get 80 per cent achieving A* to C grades this year.

Mr Wheatley said: “These results are an outstanding achievement and testimony to the hard work and dedication of the students, the staff and parents or carers who have supported them throughout their studies.

“These latest results demonstrate impressive progress and are a reflection of the significant change and strong foundations we have built over the past two years.

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Aleksandra Dyoniziak with assistant headteacher Tyrone Myton. She got eight A*s and three A grades.

“We are confident that this upward trend will continue and accelerate in the years to come as we remain ambitious for our future and for our students.”

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Rebecca Dinsdale with Mr Wheatley. Rebecca achieved six A*s, four As and a B grade. 

Do you have a story to tell us from Raynes Park High School? Get in touch on Rebecca.middleton@london.newsquest.co.uk or call 020 8722 6336.

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