There were plenty of smiling faces at Ralph Thoresby School this morning as our Year 11 students collected their exam results.


With so many subjects moving to the new GCSEs, it was encouraging to see some areas performing very well and exceeding predictions – notably the Science department who have recorded an impressive set of results. Although it is too early to give a meaningful Progress 8 figure, the early indications are that value added measures remain in line with the national average, continuing our consistently strong track record at GCSE.

We also had a number of incredible individual successes. Shrawan Sreekkumar came to Ralph Thoresby School at the end of year 9. With great enthusiasm he studied incredibly hard during his time with us and took part in all the opportunities given to him. His hard work and dedication paid off and he achieved 5 grade 9s (a grade 9 is only achieved by 20% of the top graded students in the country, it is a grade set far higher than the previous highest grade of A*). A fantastic achievement for this exceptional young man and we wish him all the best for the future!

Emma Blane has been with us since year 7 and has worked conscientiously throughout her time at Ralph Thoresby School. She has been a key member of a variety of extra-curricular groups and thoroughly engaged with everything that school has to offer. Emma gained 5 grade 9s in Chemistry, Physics, Maths, History and English, a fantastic achievement, well done Emma!

The vast majority of our higher achieving students will continue to study with us at Ralph Thoresby School Sixth Form, part of a highly successful partnership with Lawnswood School. As we announced last week, our Year 13 ‘Class of 2018’ have also achieved fantastic results this year.

As we begin the new academic year, the school is in excellent shape with a stable, highly committed and talented staff team and a supportive community. We will continue to go from strength to strength in 2018-19.