GCSEs: King’s School celebrates first set of exam results

A free school in Portslade is celebrating its first set of GCSE results today (August 23).

King’s School opened in September 2013 with its first Year 7 students.

Collecting GCSE results at King's School

Collecting GCSE results at King's School

Those students today collected their GCSE results, and the school said 72 per cent achieved five or more ‘good’ grades including English and Maths.

It said 83 per cent of students achieved a grade 4 or above in English and 81 per cent in Maths.

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The average grade for students per exam was a grade 5 (described nationally as ‘a strong pass’); 40 per cent of all grades were at grade 6 or above and 10 per cent of all grades were the top grades 8 and 9.

Mrs Price, headteacher (left) and Katherine Laux, chair of governors (right), with some students at King's School on GCSE results day

Mrs Price, headteacher (left) and Katherine Laux, chair of governors (right), with some students at King's School on GCSE results day

The 83 founding students notched up a total of 23 top grade 9 passes across the curriculum.

The school gave particular praise to Gavin Man who secured eight top grade 9s, two A*s, three grade 8s and one grade A.

Gavin joins Brighton College from September on a full scholarship.

Other notable achievements included: Reuben Wheeler with one grade 9, five grade 8s, four grade 7s; Ria Stach with three grade 9s, one grade 8, two grade 7s and an A; and Phoebe Croft with one grade 9, three grade 8s, two grade 7s.

The school’s headteacher Sarah Price said: “I am absolutely thrilled with this year’s outstanding GCSE results. Our founding cohort have done us proud with their commitment, resilience and belief and I share in their delight as they celebrate their successes today.

“RET King’s School has a very bright future; and we look forward to continuing to serve the City as we move into our permanent accommodation next summer.”

Karen Lynch, CEO of the Russell Education Trust (RET) said: “These excellent examination results are testament to the hard work of King’s students and the dedication and professionalism of their teachers. Both at Trust and school level we are also very grateful for the support and prayers of our feeder primary schools and churches; and especially the very practical support of Portslade Baptist Church.”