GCSE results - see how your school did

Suffolk schools' GCSE results as they come in...

Suffolk schools' GCSE results as they come in:

Amberfield School, Nacton

Helen Kay, headmistress, said 100% of students had achieved A* to C grades in at least five subjects.

“We are extremely proud because the girls have worked very hard to achieve these results and have shown superb energy, enthusiasm and leadership qualities in all activities,” she said.


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Benjamin Britten High School, Lowestoft

Pupils gained 65% A* to C grades in at least five subjects - a 3% improvement on last year.

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Headteacher Trevor Osborne said the results were testament to the hard work of everyone at the school.

Bungay High School

61% of students scooped five A* to C grades, up from 59% last year

Headteacher Sean O'Neill,said: “We are pleased results are up again this year with 13 students achieving eleven straight A-star to A grades.”

Chantry High School, Ipswich

60% of pupils achieved five or more A* - C grades, which is a 10% increase on last year.

Andrew Fell, acting headteacher, said: “They are exceptional this year. I am very, very, pleased. We have done a lot better than last year.”

Charles Burrell High, Thetford.

41% of students achieved five or more A* - C grades. Headteacher Nancy Robinson said: “We are absolutely thrilled with the performance of our students this year.

“It is 15% higher than our best ever results and we think we are the most improved school in Norfolk. “We are extremely proud of their achievements and pleased for the Thetford community and for those parents who have continued to put their faith in our school.”

Claydon High School

59% of pupils achieved A* to C grade in at least five subjects.

Headteacher Elizabeth Soule said: “It's around about the same as last year and we're very pleased because nearly a third of students got at least one grade A and a significant number achieved at least half their grades at A* and A.”

Copleston High School, Ipswich

63.2% of pupils achieved at least five A* to C grades this year, compared to 64% last year.

Laurie Robinson, headteacher, said: “This year has been a difficult year for the school following a fire almost a year to the day but achieving our highest GCSE points score this year is very encouraging and I am very proud of the effort the staff and students have put in.”

County Upper School in Bury St Edmunds

Results remained similar to last year, with 73% of students gaining A* - C grades.

“The students have done really well this year,” said headteacher Vicky Neale.

“It has been an unusual year group because there have been two boys to every girl, which never in 30 years of teaching have I come across before.”

Culford School.

92% of pupils achieved five or more A* - C grades.

Julian Johnson-Munday, headteacher, said: “These are an excellent set of results that are testament to the hard work of both pupils and teachers.”

Deben High School

50% of students scored five or more A*-C grades this year - lower than last year.

Headteacher Terry Ring said: “Many Deben students are celebrating some outstanding GCSE results, including a number who achieved 8 or more A* and A grades, but equally important in a comprehensive school, with the full ability range, are those students who managed to obtain results above expectations. “This reflects our commitment to ensuring that all students achieve their best, whatever their ability.”

Debenham High School

Michael Crawshaw, headteacher, said he was “thrilled” with the performance of his pupils' after 87% gaining five or more A*-C grades in all subjects.

“Pupils and teachers, well supported by parents and governors, worked very hard to achieve these outstanding grades and deserve hearty congratulations,” he said.

Denes High School, Lowestoft.

Headteacher Mick Lincoln said 46% of students had achieved five A* to C grades, an 8% leap on last year.

“The students have done very well,” he added. “They worked hard and achieved what they deserved. It's also a testament to the hard work of their teachers.”

East Bergholt High School

80% of students achieved A* to C grades in at least five subjects - an improvement on the previous year.

Headteacher Moira Humphreys said: “We're absolutely delighted with the results. We have had some outstanding performances across all ability ranges this year.”

Farlingaye High School in Woodbridge

70% of students achieved at least five A* to C grades in all subjects - a 4% improvement on last year.

Headteacher Sue Hargadon said: “This has rounded off a great summer and is a real tribute to the very hard work of our students who are so well supported by their parents and staff.”

Framlingham College

99% of students gained five or more A*-C grades , up from 96.3% last year

Top student was James Mee from Brundish, who achieved nine A*s and one grade A.

College Head Gwen Randall, said: “As a group, our GCSE pupils are testimony to Framlingham's holistic approach to education, where the pursuit of academic excellence is balanced by participation in a wide range of extra curricular activities, including sport, art and voluntary work in our local community.”

Great Cornard Upper School.

55% of students achieved five or more A* - C grades, which is a 5% increase on last year.

Headteacher, Mike Foley, congratulated students and staff on their successes; “I am delighted with the number of students who achieved 5 good passes with English and Maths,” he said.

“It shows that we are giving students an excellent grounding in literacy and numeracy. 66% of students achieved a grade C in maths alone - an outstanding achievement”

Hadleigh High School

Staff and students are celebrating their best results ever, with 70% of candidates achieving A* to C grades in five subjects.

Headteacher Cathy Tooze said: “Last year we saw a 7% rise on the year before and this time around we have seen an improvement of 1% so we are very pleased that we are making good progress.”

Hartismere High School, Eye

74% of students achieved five or more passes at A*-C, up by 7% on 2006 figures.

Head teacher, Jim McAteer , said: “These results are outstanding - a real tribute to the attitudes of our students, the support of their parents and the talent of our staff. As ever, our aim is to continue to improve.”

Holbrook High School

Rob Sherington, headteacher, said he was “delighted” that 74% of students had achieved five or more A* to C grades in all subjects - an improvement on the 66% of last year.

Holywells High School, Ipswich.

The school celebrated a 2% increase on the number of students achieving at least five A*-C grades, with 28% hitting the mark this year.

Ruth Everard, headteacher, said: “We're pleased that our results are up from last year right across the board.

“The key thing for us is that the vast majority of students who have come through the school have ended up with something creditable and can go on and do what they want to do.”

Ipswich High School for Girls

The school saw 100% of pupils score five A*-C grades, a very slight improvement on last year.

Elaine Purves, headteacher, said pupil Esme Holland finished in the top 5 nationally for English Literature scores - the seventh straight year that the school has had a student so highly placed in the subject.

She added: “It's gone very, very well and I'm absolutely delighted - the girls have done really well.”

Ipswich School

Headmaster Ian Galbraith said he was “very pleased” that 100% of candidates got at least five A* to C grades and “delighted” that 21 students achieved A* and A grades in all their subjects.

Kesgrave High School saw 67% of pupils gaining five A* to C grades and 97% achieving five A* to G grades.

New headteacher Nigel Burgoyne said he was very pleased with the results and that most students would be progressing to sixth form.

King Edward VI School, Bury St Edmunds

Students achieved the school's best-ever results with 74% of students gaining A* - C grades.

Headteacher Geoff Barton said: “These are magnificent GCSE results - our best ever by a mile. An exceptional group of students has produced an extraordinary set of results.”

Kirkley High School, Lowestoft

46% of students scooped 5 or more A*-C grades, compared with last year's figure of 47%

However, more than one fifth of year group students each achieved ten or more A*-C passes.

Head teacher, John Clinton, said: “We are satisfied with the results, which were in line with our expectations, and particularly pleased with the achievements at the top end of the scale.”

Mildenhall College of Technology.

Staff and students are celebrating after gaining record results for the fifth year, with 67% of people getting five or more A*-C grades, compared to 64% last year.

“A great deal of hard work on the part of both students and staff is the reason for the outcome,” said headteacher Terry Lewis.

“I am in my 20th year and I still get a kick out of seeing people's smiles when they get their results, and I am absolutely delighted.”

Newmarket College

The college saw 43% of students achieving five or more A*-C grades.

Headteacher Stephen Dart said: “Students and staff have worked hard to achieve these results and it is good to see that Newmarket College continues to add value.”

Northgate High School, Ipswich.

69% of pupils achieved five or more A*-C grades this year, results which were about the same last year.

Headteacher Neil Watts said: “Northgate High School pupils have done themselves proud again. I am very pleased with the overall performance and delighted to see some fantastic individual successes like Sally Nixon - who was in the top five marks nationally for both English Literature and Geography. “These successes were extremely well deserved.”

Orwell High School, Felixstowe

54% of students achieved at least 5 GCSEs at Grades A*-C, up from 48% in 2006 and 37% in 2004.

Peter Tomkins, headteacher, said: 'We are really pleased that so many of our students have achieved so highly. They have really worked hard and deserve this success.”

Rosemary Musker High, Thetford.

38.3% of students achieving five or more A*-C grades.

“We are very pleased that the results have risen for the fourth year in a row with a rise of almost 9% on last year, and that the students who have worked so hard have achieved the results that their efforts deserved,” said headteacher John Lucas.

Royal Hospital School, Holbrook.

98% of students achieved five A*-C grades this year, compared to 97% last year.

Headteacher Howard Blackett said: “I am very pleased, especially as this year has seen the most significant improvement in A and A*s, which are 6% up on last year.

“Without sounding pompous with a school like this we ought to be getting these results but of course I'm pleased.”

Samuel Ward Upper School and Technology College, Haverhill,

The college saw 63% of students achieving five or more A*- C grades, compared to 58% last year.

Deputy headteacher John Knighton said: “We are really pleased, particularly for the students who have worked very hard this year and have done well across the board.

“There has been a gradual improvement in grades year-on-year, and hopefully that will continue,”

St Alban's Catholic High School

76% of students achieved five or more A* to C grades this year, compared to 78% last year.

Headteacher Dennis McGarry said: “This year's GCSE results exceeded our targets and there were outstanding performances in all our core subjects. I am delighted they have exceeded expectations and they have done really well.”

St Benedict's Upper School, in Bury St Edmunds

The school saw an improvement of around 3% on last year's results, with 85% of pupils getting grades A* - C.

Headteacher Paul Rossi said: “We are absolutely delighted with this year's results, and we are currently in a process of steady improvement.

“It is all about the children and we are very pleased for them because a very large percentage now have the grades they need to go on to do what they want to do next.”

St Joseph's College, Ipswich

79% of students scored five or more A* to C grades, a drop from 87% last year.

Danielle Clarke, acting principal, said: “We are delighted that our students continue to achieve highly at GCSE level, reflecting the hard work of the students who have been well supported by their parents and staff.”

Stowmarket High School

60% of students gained A* to C grades in at least five subjects.

Headteacher Keith Penn said: “Our congratulations go to all of them, along with our best wishes for their future, a stake in which these students have secured with these achievements.”

Stowupland High School

65% of students gained five or more A* to C grades in all subjects - the best results in the school's history and a 15% improvement on last year.

Headteacher Karen Grimes said the results reflected a great deal of hard work and that all pupils should be proud of their achievements.

Sudbury Upper School

51% of students achieved five or more A* - C grades.

“As always, a huge number of individual students getting staggeringly brilliant results, and everyone, including staff and students, has put a great deal of hard work in and everyone should be congratulated,” said headteacher David Forrest.

Thetford Grammar.

Students achieved a 100% pass rate of five or more A* - C grades.

Headteacher Gareth Price said: “Year 11 students at Thetford Grammar have continued to maintain the high standards of achievement at GCSE, and all have exceeded the government targets significantly as well as involving themselves fully in a wide range of activities beyond the classroom.”

Thomas Mills High School, Framlingham

78% of pupils achieved five A* to C grades, compared with 83% last year.

Seven youngsters, including 16-year-old twins, David and Fiona Drysdale, obtained eleven GCSEs at grades A and A-star.

Headteacher Colin Hirst, said: “Overall, these are very pleasing results yet again. English and Maths success was up on last year as well as the average points score per candidate.”

Thurleston High School

Headteacher Mike Everitt would not give out overall results but said they had performed better than last year.

“We have improved steadily in recent years and this is a continuation of that so we are extremely pleased,” he said.

Westbourne High School, Ipswich.

Chris Edwards, headteacher, said he was “very pleased” that 50% of students had achieved five A* to C grades.

West Suffolk College, Bury St Edmunds.

Pupils achieved an 82% pass rate of A* - C grades.

“These outstanding results are a tribute to the college's students and staff. Their hard work and commitment are an inspiration,” said assistant principal Phil Thirkettle.

Woodbridge School

98% of students gained A* to C grades in five or more subjects.

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