Ormiston Six Villages Academy celebrates huge leap in GCSE results

Students and staff at Ormiston Six Villages Academy in Westergate, near Chichester are celebrating today after achieving a huge leap in GCSE results, with high performances obtained across core subject areas.

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The percentage of students achieving A*- C in English and Maths is at 59% this year, a 17% increase on the same measure last year.  Across Geography, History, Languages and Science students have also made significant gains.  Of particular note students have excelled in History, with 44.8% of all grades being achieved in the top A*- A bracket.

Ormiston Six Villages, which has benefited from a new Principal, new Governors and close support from Ormiston Academies Trust over the last period, is an academy on its way up.   The academy is delighted that so many of its students will be able to take up their chosen post sixteen pathways and continue to flourish. 

As well as increased achievement across the board, there have been some fantastic individual success stories. Star students include:

  • Caitlin Morton, a young carer who achieved 5A*s across the EBACC subjects (including A*s in both English Language and English Literature) and 5As, balancing hard work and revision with her caring responsibilities
  • The three Toms! Three students, all called Tom, achieved all As and A*s across the board, including the EBACC, with Tom Scott achieving 8A*s and 2As, Tom Morgan achieving 7A*s and 3As and Tom Pierce achieving 2A*s and 8As

We are also immensely proud of those students who achieved excellent progress during their time with us. For example, Cherian Neeliyara joined the school in Year 8 having not been to school in the UK before and speaking little English. He leaves us with 1A in Maths, 4Bs (including in English Language) and 3Cs

Other high fliers include:

  • Edward Follis who achieved 5A*s (including 3 A*s for triple Science) and one for Maths, 4As and a B
  • Louie Hayman, who achieved 1A*, 6As and 3Bs (with 3As in triple Science)
  • Eleanor Smith who achieved 7A*s (also including 3A*s for triple Science), 2As and 1B

Umbar Sharif, Principal at Ormiston Six Villages Academy, said:
“Students, staff and families have all worked really hard to achieve today’s results and I am so proud of our Year 11s.  The results across all measures have leapt up and we are delighted that students will be progressing onto a range of A Levels, BTECs and apprenticeships. We wish our cohort all the best for the future.”

Toby Salt, CEO of Ormiston Academies Trust, said:
"It is our absolute priority to ensure that every student fulfils their potential, regardless of their starting point, and we are delighted to see a strong rise in GCSE results at Ormiston Six Villages Academy.

"Students, staff and parents deserve great credit for these results which reflect their commitment and determination to succeed and we look forward to building on these achievements year after year."