School riding High after record exam results

GCSE results'Heysham High School Ian Aspin, lauren Coyle and Daniel Smith
GCSE results'Heysham High School Ian Aspin, lauren Coyle and Daniel Smith

Heysham High School’s outgoing year 11 students have returned another set of record GCSE results this year, with the number of students gaining at least 5 A*-C grades including English and maths up by almost 10%.

Special mention should go to Kareem Aljian and Abigail Collishaw for their excellent results.

Outgoing headteacher, Maurice Graham, said: “As official sources have indicated that good GCSE results would be harder to achieve this year, I am particularly delighted for our students who have returned yet another record for the school at GCSE level and have the results they need to take them onto the sixth form courses they wish to study.

“Such a huge percentage rise does not come without a great deal of work by both students and staff and I would like to thank everyone concerned. I am absolutely certain that the incoming headteacher, Mr Shannon, will be building on this success over the years to come.”

Mr Shannon, who will be taking over as headteacher in September, said: “These results are excellent news for the school and I am looking forward very much to the challenge of ensuring that Heysham High School goes from strength to strength.

Heysham High School’s open evening for Year 6 students is on Thursday, September 19.