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St Mary's Catholic School boy's clean sweep of NINE 9s




GCSE stars at St Marys Catholic School
GCSE stars at St Marys Catholic School

Students celebrating GCSE success at St Mary's Catholic School have helped make history at the 122-year-old Bishop's Stortford secondary, with one pupil scoring a clean sweep of nine top grades.

GCSE attainment last year at Windhill was in the top 8% nationally, and this year’s cohort has set a new school record for provisional value added, placing the secondary in the highest bracket for progress and value added.

The students scored 9s across all subjects – including one with nine 9s, an achievement which puts him in the top 0.002% in the country. He is returning to St Mary’s to join the sixth form and will study maths, further maths and physics.

Head Andrew Celano said: “To break school records in consecutive years at A-level and GCSE reflects the dedication and talent of our students, underpinned by huge support from our parents and the wider community.

“Success is measured in many ways; we value the full development of all at St Mary’s but there is no doubt that these academic results are a highly important indicator of excellence.

“In addition, I would like to single out and praise the skill of our amazing teaching and support staff. I am sure pupils and parents would be the first to acknowledge the support and skills of the teaching and support team here.

“With £5.1m invested in new school buildings – brand new science labs now fully operational and 10 new classrooms being opened from September – we are determined to maintain and improve the opportunities for students.”



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