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Avonbourne Boys’ and Girls’ Academies Excel In GCSEs
Alice Huntley

Avonbourne Boys’ and Girls’ Academies Excel In GCSEs


First exam results since pre-pandemic cement transformational improvements since 2019

Celebrations are underway again this year at Avonbourne Boys’ and Girls’ Academies as students collect their GCSE results today.

With this year’s examinations the first to return to pre-pandemic arrangements, the results for both academies confirm the significant improvements achieved in the last few years – having transformed since 2019 levels.

At Avonbourne Boys’ Academy, over three quarters (77%) of students achieved at least a grade four in both English and maths, with 60% achieving grade 5 or above in the two core subjects.

Avonbourne Girls’ Academy saw equally successful results across the board. In both English and maths, 76% of students achieved grade four or above, while 57% achieved grade 5 or above.

For the highest grades, both academies had strong achievement rates in both English and maths – with 20% and 19% at the Boys’ and Girls’ Academies respectively awarded either a grade 7 or higher.

Beyond the impressive headline measures, individuals celebrating particular successes include:

  • Sharam Rasoll, who achieved nine grade 9s;

  • Toni Ferreira Velosa, who achieved six grade 9s, two grade 8s and one grade 7 as well as a Distinction;

  • Beatrice Petrus, who achieved five grade 9s and four grade 8s;

  • Jennifer Reis, who achieved four grade 9s, five grade 8s and one grade 7;

  • Sara Bexheti who achieved two grade 9s, two grade 8s and six grade 7s.

Sharam said:

“'You can tell from the smiles on people's faces that this school is amazing - the teachers have given us a great experience.”

Toni added:

“'All of my teachers have helped me overcome challenges, be the best I can be and get the best possible grades.”

Michelle Dyer, Principal at Avonbourne Boys’ and Girls’ Academies, said of the day’s celebrations:

“I am thrilled with what students at both our Boys’ and Girls’ Academies have managed to achieve this year, and I would like to congratulate all our Year 11s on their success. These excellent results cement the strides we’ve made at the academies in recent years and reflect the complete transformation in culture and ethos that the whole school community has helped to deliver on.

“At Avonbourne, we are ambitious for each and every student to fulfil their potential, regardless of background or starting point. Today’s results are a credit not only to the students themselves but to our staff team who have worked tirelessly to ensure our young people have the support and encouragement they need to thrive and excel.

“We look forward to welcoming many of this Year 11 group back to our Sixth Form, where I am sure they will take the same energy and determination through to their A Level studies.”

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