Pupils at Chester Catholic High School are celebrating success ‘across the ability range’ with another successful set of GCSE results.

Overall, 73% of students gained five A*-C grades and 61% gained five A*-C grades including English and maths which is the best the school has ever achieved.

Staff at the Old Wrexham Road site in Handbridge say the results show an improvement on last year’s GCSE grades and are especially delighted following the school’s conversion to an academy in March this year.

Headteacher John Murray said: “The success of our students across the board is most impressive. Our most able students did very well, but I am delighted with the achievement across the whole ability range. It is a great start at GCSE for our new academy which I am convinced will go from strength to strength.

“The students and staff deserve every congratulation. To secure an improvement in results at a time when the examination boards have been under pressure to reduce pass rates is a fantastic achievement.”

Back row, left to right: Katrina Shyne, Elony Sunny, Jade Evans, Eoin Boyle, Jack Palmer, Ian Whale, Joe Beltrami, Matthew Langford, Georgia Eriksen. Front row, left to right: Jordan Chamberlain, Holly Lannin, Joy Hunter, Tom Spriggs at Chester Catholic High
Back row, left to right: Katrina Shyne, Elony Sunny, Jade Evans, Eoin Boyle, Jack Palmer, Ian Whale, Joe Beltrami, Matthew Langford, Georgia Eriksen. Front row, left to right: Jordan Chamberlain, Holly Lannin, Joy Hunter, Tom Spriggs at Chester Catholic High
 

Among the top-achieving students were:

Eoin Boyle (9A* and 1A grades)

Dianne Sanchez (8A* and 1B grades and a distinction in ICT)

Hannah Salisbury (7A* and 3A grades)

Joseph Beltrami (6A* and 3A grades)

Joy Hunter (6A*, 3A and 1B grades)

Georgia Eriksen (5A*, 4A and 1B grades)

Holly Lannin (4A* and 6A grades)

Louise Evans (4A*, 5A and 2B grades)

Kyrie Bennett (3A*, 6A and 1B grades)

Elony Sunny (3A*, 6A and 1B grades)

Thomas Spriggs (3A*, 3A, 3B and 1C grades)

Dylan Green, head of year 11, was pleased for the students.

He said: “They really deserve their success after working hard during the year. I am delighted that most of our year group will return to our sixth form.”

Assistant headteacher Ursula Ferne added:  “It has been a real pleasure supporting this wonderful year group through their GCSEs. The students have worked really hard throughout the two years, helped by a dedicated team of staff, and these pleasing results are a testament to this.”