Ormiston Sudbury Academy celebrates outstanding results

Students at Ormiston Sudbury Academy are celebrating after achieving a brilliant set of exams results – marking another year of improved performance across the board.


Principal Caroline Wilson highlighted the increase in top grades (A*/Distinction* and A/Distinction) to 33 per cent, while half of all entries were A* to B. The average point score overall increased by 9.28 points – testament to the hard work of all students and staff.

The excellent work of the teaching team was complemented by initiatives offered by OAT, who appointed an ‘Access Champion’, Simon Pedley to help students navigate the university application process and raise their aspirations. Sudbury’s successes this year include several students who have secured places to Russell Group universities.

Among the outstanding individual student success stories are:

  • Tonia Lawes – who despite a challenging year has come through with flying colours to win a place at one of the world’s top universities, UCL, where she will read archaeology and anthropology after achieving an A* in archaeology, A grades in both maths and psychology and a B in history
  • Ryan Bailey Knox – who achieved four Distinction* grades and has won a place at the London Studio Centre to do dance
  • Adam Harrington – whose A and 3 B grades secured him a place at the University of Sheffield to read mechanical engineering
  • Katherine Gaukroger – who will read dance and musical theatre at the University of Greenwich after achieving four Distinction* grades 
  • Jerry Sam – whose 3 B grades won him a place to read pharmacy at the University of Hertfordshire

Ormiston Sudbury Academy Principal Caroline Wilson said:

"This has proved to be an exceptional year for Ormiston Sudbury Academy – more students are accessing the universities or career path of their choice, and I am exceptionally proud of them. I would also like to pay tribute to our brilliant teachers and to our supportive parents, who have all have been so important in today’s success.

"I am delighted with the progress made, I wish all our leavers well as they start the next stage in their lives."