Outstanding students (left to right) Thomas Marriott, Anya Tregay and Benjamin Griffiths.

Chris Keen, Principal of The Hart School in Rugeley, has today congratulated his pupils on achieving the school’s best ever GCSE results in Maths and English.

Mr Keen said he was “incredibly pleased” with the results in the two core subjects and “delighted” to have seen a “significant and continued increase” in the number of standard and strong passes at GCSE across the board.

Delighted with significant and continued rise 

He said: “We’re delighted to be celebrating a significant and continued increase in our GCSE results which is indicative of the hard work from our dedicated staff and students.

“There are more subjects than ever achieving level 9 and more students have obtained these levels than ever before. In particular we’re incredibly pleased with our Maths and English scores as we celebrate our best ever results in these important core subjects at The Hart School.”

GSCE highlights including 80% of pupils (31 students) scoring a level 9 in Art Photography as well as “strong passes” in a host of subjects including Music, Dance, Art, Hospitality and Catering, Spanish, History and Engineering.

Outstanding student results include Anya Tregay achieving 5 Level 9s and 4 Level 8s, Ben Griffiths scoring 4 Level 9s and 5 Level 8s, Thomas Marriott attaining 7 Level 9s, 2 Level 7s and 1 Level 6, Charlotte Cowie gaining 2 Level 9s, 4 Level 8s ad 4 Level 7s, and pupil Thomas Smith securing 3 Level 9s, 2 Level 8s, 1 Level 7 and 3 Level 6s.

Proud to be school of choice in heart of Rugeley

Mr Keen added: “We are proud to be establishing ourselves as the school of choice in the heart of the Rugeley community as we continue to extend goals for all our pupils by expanding our offer as well as celebrating both academic and creative success.

“We now have more students than ever joining the school and these GCSE results support the life chances for the young people of Rugeley.”

Tours of the school in Penkridge Bank Road are available on request and there will be open days on Wednesday, October 9 and Thursday, October 10.

The Hart School’s GCSE success follows a great performance at A Level. Highlights included pupils achieving an average grade B for Maths, 100% of students achieving A*-C in Sociology, as well as other notable successes in Science, Art & Design and Music.

Student James Rumbold also became the first at the high school to clock up an inspirational 3 A*s in Maths, Chemistry and Physics, and is now off to study Astrophysics at university.

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