Stoke Newington School, our community comprehensive school, has very strong GCSE results this year with the number of students getting five A* to C (or equivalent) grades at 71%.

The new syllabus and grading systems for English and Maths have largely been taken in their stride by the Stoke Newington School students.

On average well over 75% of SNS students achieved grades 4 to 9 in the core subjects. There were 39 new top level 9 grades in English or Mathematics – with 4 students gaining a 9 in both English and Mathematics.

The school’s creative subjects continue to excel with outstanding results in Art, Drama, Media, Photography and Textiles. 37% of our students achieved the English Baccalaureate – well above the 24% national figure from last year. English Baccalaureate subjects performed very strongly with Science, History, Spanish, French, Music and Latin gaining A’s and A*’s at significantly above the national rate.

Stoke Newington students also did well against new Progress 8 measures introduced by the government, with a highly positive result expected.

Headteacher Annie Gammon said: “We are very proud of our year 11 students – every one of them. We know that they are ambitious for their achievements; they worked hard and have been well taught and supported by our teachers. We continue to have excellent results in our creative subjects, as well as students achieving well in the fundamentals of Maths and English. We are really pleased with their success.”

Crispin Truman, Chair of Governors, said that “We are very pleased that students at our inclusive, community school are doing so well. We continue to achieve results which improve year on year and are well above national averages. We are particularly proud of the value added for every group of students: almost all our pupils make strong progress.”

The GCSE results follow hard on the heels of outstanding A level achievements for the sixth year running. Stoke Newington’s sixth form is again expected to be deemed “outstanding”.