Chichester High School pupils commended following GCSE results

Chichester High School pupils have today been commended for their resilience, determination and patience as GCSE results are released today (Thursday, August 20).

Thursday, 20th August 2020, 11:58 am
Updated Thursday, 20th August 2020, 12:00 pm
Students opening their results this morning

Despite confusion over how exams would be graded, year 11 students at the school were congratulated on their hard work in 'extraordinary times'

Headteacher Joanne McKeown said: "It was a privilege to welcome our Year 11 students back into school today to receive their long awaited GCSE results. This cohort of students represents the last year group who started their education at two single sex schools, do they really are a very special piece of our CHS history.

We would like to say ‘thank you’ you to all of our year 11 students who have demonstrated resilience, determination and patience in these extraordinary times. I am really proud of all of our students and can celebrate this year group’s performance knowing their efforts have been rewarded.

"We are looking forward to welcoming many of them to our sixth form in September where we will be able to continue to support them.

"As Headteacher, I am grateful to all our parents/carers and teachers and staff who worked tirelessly with this year group."

Mrs Lewry, who led and supported this year group said: "I wish all of our students the best of luck for the future and really hope they all thoroughly enjoy continuing their education whether it be in sixth form, college, apprenticeships or in the world of work."

A school spokesman said the day is about 'putting the chaos of the last few days and weeks behind us, and celebrating with individuals their well-deserved successes'.

The Kemnal Academy Trust CEO, Dr Karen Roberts said: “What has mattered most this year is that our students have exam results that reflect their efforts over the previous two years.

"We are pleased that, eventually, our students have been awarded a fair set of exam results.

"In this extraordinary year, it is not appropriate to make comparisons with previous years or cite individual performances, but we should recognise the hard work and the resilience of all our students and staff.”