Our pupils are celebrating record GCSE results, with 20% of all grades a 9 and nearly half of all grades being 9/8.

Ninety-nine per cent of students gained five or more GCSEs at 9 to 4 grade and an impressive 77% of all pupils achieved 9-7 in the core subjects of Maths and English.

Over half of the year group achieved seven or more grades 9-7 and 20% of the cohort achieved an outstanding 10 or more grades 9-7.

One pupil, Scarlett Schutte, achieved straight grade 9s. A further twelve pupils achieved 10 or more grade 9/8s (Oyinade Adegbite, Nathanael Barker, Jacopo Bounous, Jess Church, Floss Esplen, Dillon Francis, Robin Greenstock, Hermione Hampton, Issy Lock, James Patient, Oliver Witts and Darcy Zander).

This year is the first which sees the new 9-1 grading system adopted across all subjects. The change from letters to numbers, with more options for the grades, was designed to coincide with the upgrading of GCSEs to make them more rigorous and more differentiation at the top end.

We’re delighted with these results, particularly given that staff and pupils have been working towards significant changes to the exams and the grading schema. We’d like to offer congratulations to all of our Year 11 pupils and to the Common Room who have worked so hard to help them achieve their goals.

The majority of students will remain at Cranleigh to join the Sixth Form and continue their studies to A Level.