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Updated: Nov 29, 2023

Students at Kenton School, one of two academies in Newcastle which are sponsored by Northern Leaders Trust (formerly Kenton Schools Academy Trust), are celebrating their success in the examinations; despite the challenges of the last two Covid-impacted years, students have at least matched and in many cases exceeded the results of the last examined student cohort. As well as individual successes, the school are delighted with the outcomes of a number of departments. In maths for example, there has been a significant jump in the number of students achieving a Grade 5+ in exams.

The academy has not only shown a strong improvement in a range of subjects, there were also some outstanding individual successes including

  • Nuha Amer who obtained nine subjects at grade 9 as well as a Grade D BTec in Health & Social Care

  • Jasmine Bruce who received three grade 9s, five grade 8s, one grade 7 and two grade 6s

  • Jasmine Hayles-Ryder who obtained three grade 9s, a grade 8, two grade 7s and three grade 6s

  • Ted Phillips who secured one grade 9, four grade 8s and six grade 7s

  • Rameen Rauf Qureshi was awarded two grade 9s, six grade 8s, a grade 7 and a grade 6

  • And Isaac Williams who obtained nine grade 9s, one grade 7 and one grade 6

Richard Devlin, vice principal congratulated the students, staff and teachers on the results and thanked them for their dedication and commitment, saying:

“We are really pleased with these results, which reflect how hard our teachers and students have worked despite the impact of Covid. Some of our students have overcome difficult obstacles to achieve their success, travelling from overseas on their journey to arrive at Kenton, so their achievements are particularly outstanding given that 1 in 5 students in Year 11 has English as an Additional Language.

“Our students are resilient and ambitious, and many are now embarking on the next steps in their education, studying for apprenticeships or other qualifications, while the majority will remain at Kenton School to study for their A-levels. We wish them all the very best of luck for the future!”

Ian Kershaw, CEO of Northern Leaders Trust, said: “These results reflect the many positive changes that have taken place in the academy over the last year. All students are given the best possible support and advice and encouraged to follow their passion, whatever that might be. These results are just the start in our journey towards becoming a good and improving school. My thanks also go to the parents, carers, governors and the board of trustees for their continued support as our students and staff could not succeed without your help.”

Kenton School is one of two schools operated by Northern Leaders Trust (formerly Kenton Schools Academy Trust), a multi-academy trust which has a growing reputation for improving schools through a combination of strong, visionary leadership, high quality teaching and learning and effective governance.


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