We’ve done it again! Our pupils have achieved outstanding GCSE results with 99% obtaining grades 4-9 (previously grades A*-C). This far exceeds the national average of 69%.  Almost a quarter of our GCSE results were grades 8-9 with 47% receiving grades 7-9 (previously A*-A). In the year when it’s been widely reported that examinations are more challenging, this is an outstanding achievement.

In particular Atticus, Sophie, Rohan and James did extremely well and achieved the top marks of 7-9 (previously A*-A) in all of their subjects; collectively they gained 41 GCSEs at grades 7-9 (previously A*-A), including a very challenging Further Maths qualification.

Atticus, Head Boy at Red House School, who gained 11 GCSEs at grades 8-9 (previously A*) and an A^in Further Maths, said: “I’m absolutely delighted with my results; all my hard work has paid off. I can’t believe I got the highest possible grade A^ (equivalent to an A**) in Further Maths. I’m now going on to study A level Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Economics.”

Sophie, Head Girl at Red House School, who gained 9 GCSEs at grades 7-9 (previously A*-A) and an A* in Further Maths, said: “I had a sleepless night last night but I am very pleased with my results. I’m now going to study German, History and Maths at A level.”

Rohan, who gained 10 GCSEs at grades 7-9 (previously A*-A), said: “I’m very happy with my results. I’m looking forward to studying A level Maths, Further Maths and Economics.”

James, who gained 9 GCSEs at grades 7-9 (previously A*-A) said: “I’m delighted with my results and I’m looking forward to studying at Queen Elizabeth, Darlington.”

At Red House we support and encourage pupils throughout their education to help develop their interests and talents.

James F did extremely well achieving 9 great passes in his GCSEs whist being on day release to Sunderland Football Academy; an incredible achievement.

Ethan also performed very well gaining 10 excellent GCSE passes. During his final GCSE year Ethan also excelled at swimming where he represented Red House School at the National ISA Swimming Gala in London, winning three gold medals as well as setting national records in Mauritius in the 100m butterfly and backstroke and winning four gold medals.

Headmaster, Mr Ken James, is incredibly proud of the Year 11 pupils and their achievements.

He said: “What a year! It’s wonderful that we are celebrating the school’s 90 years of excellence with a magnificent 99 per cent pass rate at grades 4-9 (previously A*-C). To receive such wonderful results only goes to affirm the findings of the independent schools inspection team where we received the highest rating of ‘Excellent’ in every category. Pupils and staff have been justly rewarded for their excellent endeavours throughout the year.”

To find out more about Red House School or to arrange a tour please contact Claire Bellerby, Head of Admissions, 01642 558119 or email claire.bellerby@redhouseschool.co.uk.

The school is also holding an Open Morning on Saturday September 14th, 9.30am-12 noon, for prospective families to meet staff and pupils and experience life at Red House School.