Astley pupils celebrate record breaking results

Year 11 students with their GCSE results at Astley High School.
Year 11 students with their GCSE results at Astley High School.

SEATON Valley students are celebrating their school’s best ever results for the third successive year.

Astley High School in Seaton Delaval, has once again broken all previous examination records at GCSE.

A staggering 92 per cent of students in Year 11 achieved 5 A*-C grades, an improvement of nine per cent on last year’s figures.

Fifty-six per cent achieved 5 A*-C grades, including English and maths, with a three per cent improvement on last year.

A number of students secured top grades across the board and the vast majority are already looking forward to returning to Astley in September to continue their studies in the sixth form.

Head teacher Ian Knight, who is retiring after 10 years, said: “We are extremely proud of this strong set of results which demonstrates the added value that we provide.

“The students’ dedication to hard work, alongside the unrelenting support of our staff and parents, has shone through yet again.

“Astley has always promoted the idea that all students should fulfil their potential, enjoy themselves and be valued as individuals whilst at school.

“I am sure this will continue in the future at Astley.”