GCSE results: Waddesdon Church of England School

Waddesdon School pupils celebrate their 2013 GCSE results. Pictured left to right, George Howard-Jones, 16, of Wotton Underwood, Jessica Le Jeune, 16, of Grendon Underwood, Sammy Ratcliffe, 16, of Quainton, Lucy Moyse, 16, of Aylesbury, Henry Clarke, 16, of Waddesdon and Georgia Lock, 16, also of Waddesdon
Waddesdon School pupils celebrate their 2013 GCSE results. Pictured left to right, George Howard-Jones, 16, of Wotton Underwood, Jessica Le Jeune, 16, of Grendon Underwood, Sammy Ratcliffe, 16, of Quainton, Lucy Moyse, 16, of Aylesbury, Henry Clarke, 16, of Waddesdon and Georgia Lock, 16, also of Waddesdon
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Waddesdon School hit all its targets and came out with an impressive figure of 73% of pupils achieving five A* to C grades including English and maths.

Ninety-two per cent achieved five GCSEs at A* to C grade generally.

Proud deputy headmaster Matthew Abbott greeted pupils and their parents as they arrived at the school this morning to collect their results.

He said: “We have hit all our targets and this puts the school in a very good place.

“The whole school is extremely proud of our students’achievements and we wish them every success and happiness in the future.

“Not only have they achieved well academically, they are also a credit to the school in many other ways, embodying the values and ethos of the Waddesdon School community.

“Our young people are respectful, considerate and caring towards each other.

“We are also very grateful for the support given by parents and families.

“It is through team effort that we are able to report on such successful and happy results.”

Some schools across the country have been criticised for allowing pupils to take their exams early so that they can re-sit them repeatedly until they get the right grade, but that doesn’t happen at Waddesdon.

Mr Abbott said: “We wait until Year 11 and the pupils sit English and maths at the right time in June.”

The majority of the pupils are staying on into the sixth form as well as a considerable number joining from other schools in the area.

Mr Abbott said: “We have a very thriving sixth form.”