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Glossopdale School proud of Year 11 achievements

Glossopdale School head teacher Debbie McGloin has praised Year 11 students - and everyone involved in their education - after another year of impressive GCSE results.

She spoke of being "impressively proud" of the pupils who had worked extremely hard for so long, and who had coped brilliantly with the uncertainty of the last few months.

They had dealt with the whole situation with resilience and positivity that does them credit, she said.

Mrs McGloin added: "We all remember the day we got our exam results, however, none of us have experienced a school year or results day quite like our 2020 cohort have. 

"These results reflect – as they always have – five years of hard work and dedication and our students should be rightly proud of their achievements. 

"These grades are hard won results that reflect the hours of studying and learning that our students have invested.

"Whilst they have come about in unusual ways, they are no less of an achievement and I’d like to congratulate all of our students on these outcomes, having navigated an incredibly stressful period." 

Head Boy Matthew Fielding looking at his results

Standing out on a day when some of the results were said to be "stunning" were:

• Johan Kidger, who achieved a thoroughly well-deserved and outstanding ten Grade 9s.

• Head Girl Lucy Reape, who earned herself a hugely impressive seven Grade 9s and three Grade 8s.

• Both Jennifer Cadwell and Marisha Bewley amassed three Grade 9s, four Grade 8s and three Grade 7s.

• Holly Naylor's results were two Grade 9s, five Grade 8s and three Grade 7s.

• Sarah Webster earned herself one Grade 9, six Grade 8s and three Grade 7s.

• Jacob Donnelly received one Grade 9, one Distinction star, four Grade 8s and four Grade 7s.

• Niamh Boyle achieved two Grade 9s, two Grade 8s, five Grade 7s and one Grade 6.

Other notable successes were for Ody Frank, Mia Holt (pictured below), Millie Ford, Jack Robertson, Ben Gibbons, Jake Andrews, Emily Coles, James Lei, Alex Beswick and Madison Johnson.

Mrs McGloin added: "These excellent results are just a sample of what many of our students have achieved this year. When opening their results many students said they felt a sense of relief and reassurance." 

Ben Gibbons (pictured below) said: "I am really happy with my results, it has been a long wait and I feel so relieved." 

Ben put his excellent results down to his positive work ethic and his teachers believing in him.

"My teachers pushed me to be the best that I could be and that belief spurred me on," he said.

Holly Naylor (pictured below), another high achieving student, said she felt ‘overwhelmed’ with her results and put her success down to hard work and the support she received from her teachers.   

The head teacher went on: “We are very proud of our students’ achievements and wish them all the very best in their next steps in life. 

“We will not let Covid and the strange circumstances we find ourselves in take away from what our students have achieved. They have learned and grown so much over their time at Glossopdale. 

“We also want to thank family and friends for all of the support they gave our students during what has been a very difficult time for them and to all the staff who have worked tirelessly to support the students.

“We wish them all the very best for the future.”


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HAPPY: Grace McCormack and Zara Greaves. 


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