As GCSE results were announced today, students, staff, parents and governors at Walton Girls’ High School, part of the Diverse Academies Learning Partnership, were celebrating another year for top GCSE results.

Over 72% of students achieved at least 4-9 grades in maths and English, reflecting how hard both students and staff have worked to meet the challenges of the new GCSE grading structure. 85% of grades were above grade 4 in English, and 72% above grade 4 for maths.

In eight subjects including Biology, French, Music, Physics, Performing Arts, and Philosophy and Ethics, all students taking exams achieved a grade 4 and above. Overall attainment has increased in every subject, continuing the upward trend of the results of the academy over the last three years.

Outstanding individual achievements include Elena Boby who secured two 9 grades, five 8 grades and two 7 grades. Milena Poraj also did amazingly well gaining one 9 grade, three 8 grades and four 7 grades. Amelie Pluta, Emma Cockfield and Charlotte Prime also made exceptional progress, working significantly above their expected grade. In some cases students achieved three grades higher than expected based on their KS2 SAT scores.

Emma Cockfield said: “I’m really happy with my results, they are much better than I expected. They will allow me to complete my next step in applied science.”

Charlotte Prime added that she was “so pleased and proud” of her results, while Bethany Stanley said: “I woke up this morning and I was so nervous, I didn’t want to open my results in school but I am so happy I did! Walton Post 16 here I come!”

Today’s results reflect the outstanding commitment and effort of Walton students and staff as the academy delivers another resounding set of GCSE results.

Principal Caroline Saxelby said: “The culture of outstanding expectations and high quality teaching and learning in every classroom enables all students to achieve their very best. Walton is an aspirational academy which prides itself on inclusivity. As always, Walton staff are committed to providing students with effective support and challenge; this gives them the best opportunities to achieve top grades and go on to the destination of their choice.”

The academy invites any students yet to secure a place with a post 16 provider for this September or who is considering their post-GCSE options to visit or email for more information.