Staff and students at The High Weald Academy are celebrating after securing the best ever GCSE results for the academy and its predecessor school.

Results were particularly strong in the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science (with 63%, 64% and 69% A*-C grades respectively) with 53% of students overall achieving five or more A*- C GCSE grades, including English and Mathematics – an increase of nearly 20% on last year.

Speaking about the results, outgoing Principal Robert Jackson said: “We are thrilled by the achievements of the students this year. In the autumn we laid down the challenge to our students to break all previous records in achievement and they have responded magnificently.

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