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Updated: Jun 26

Student happy with receiving A grade at Kenton School

Students, staff and governors at Kenton School are all thrilled by the successful set of results achieved by sixth form students after the A-level results were released today, demonstrating another year of improving and positive outcomes.

Kenton School is one of two schools managed by Northern Leaders 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.

The growing impact of the new approach introduced by CEO Lee Kirtley, following his appointment in January this year can be seen across the school following a series of key changes to drive improvement which has seen the appointment of several high-level staff including a new principal, Mrs Sinead Green.

This year, outcomes in Geography, English Language, Media, Photography and Art were particularly strong with several students gaining top grades. Additionally, the vast majority of students obtained places at their first-choice universities.

Within these results, there are some outstanding individual performances including Elfinur Aygun who is going to study Architecture at Edinburgh University; Connor Watson who will study Physics with Astrophysics at Northumbria University; Ellie Dale who is going to study Law at Newcastle University; Georgia Robson who will study combined honours at Newcastle University and Nathan Atkinson who has chosen to study Biomedical Sciences at Newcastle University.

Commenting on the results, Mrs Green, said: “I am delighted that our A-level results are so positive. They demonstrate that the commitment and hard work of our students combined with high quality teaching and learning have led to great success. Along with a very pleasing number of students who are successfully moving on to the next stage of their first-choice destinations, we have also continued to support students who have ambitions to progress in the workplace or through apprenticeship schemes.

“I am pleased that our sixth form students have achieved so much and wish them well in their future endeavours.”

Stephen Ord, assistant principal and head of sixth form, added: “Nationally there has been a move to reestablish the grade boundaries that existed pre-Covid and we have done slightly better than this at Kenton School. All the students have worked incredibly hard. This is the first year they have taken nationally organised examinations where papers have not been assessed by teaching staff.”

Lee Kirtley, CEO, added: “We have begun the important work of laying the foundations for a period of sustained success with improving results year on year. Our sixth form is rated Good by Ofsted and these results are just the start of our journey towards Outstanding.”


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