Tenbury High celebrate exceptional set of GCSE results

Students and staff at Tenbury High Ormiston Academy (THOA) are celebrating another exceptional set of GCSE results.


Overall, 72 per cent of pupils achieved a Grade 4 or above in English and maths - with a grade 4 set by the Government as a pass. This is a five-percentage point increase on last year. Nearly half of pupils (47%) per cent achieved at the higher Grade 5 or above in both English and maths. This is a 4 per cent point increase on last year. Students also had particular success in English, with an impressive 90 per cent achieving a Grade 4 or above, and 80 per cent a Grade 5 or above.

The entire cohort also excelled in achieving the very top grades, equivalent to the old A* or better, with 26% achieving at least one top Grade 8 or 9. Progress across the academy was also particularly strong, underlining the value that the academy adds to students from when they join aged 11.


The academy’s “Progress 8” score – which measures improvement from Year 7 across eight subjects, including key academic subjects – was 0.48. That equates to each pupil achieving on average almost half a grade better per subject than they had been expected to achieve when they joined the academy.

The academy’s results reflect a continuing trend of excellence at Tenbury High Ormiston Academy under the sponsorship of OAT and the students, parents and staff should feel very proud of the many successes. In their first Ofsted inspection since joining OAT, in September 2017, the academy was rated ‘Outstanding’ for personal development, behaviour and welfare and ‘Good’ in every other category – with an overall rating of ‘Good’.

Vicki Dean, Head of Academy at Tenbury High Ormiston Academy, said:

"Hard work and commitment pay off. I am incredibly proud of all our hardworking and committed students picking their results up today and our dedicated staff. 

"We are also delighted to see pupils at THOA making such strong progress. Today’s results are a testament to the positive impact that our relentless commitment to high standards and the high expectations we set for both pupils and staff, have on attainment. Equally important is that our commitment to ensuring that pupils leave us as well-rounded, hard-working young people and go on to succeed in the next phase of their education."

Andrew Burns, Executive Principal at Tenbury High Ormiston Academy, said:

"I'm delighted for all the pupils and staff at Tenbury High who have clearly worked incredibly hard to achieve these exceptional results. "It's important to keep striving for continuous improvement, to keep challenging and to ensure that we do all we can to prepare these young people for the next stage of their life. Everyone at Tenbury High certainly does an outstanding job."

Nick Hudson, CEO of Ormiston Academies Trust, said:

"I would like to congratulate everyone at Tenbury High Ormiston Academy on this year’s excellent GCSE results. As a Trust, it is our absolute priority to ensure that every student fulfils their potential, no matter what their background. We are delighted to see these results from Tenbury High – it is fantastic to see the academy continuing on its rapid journey of improvement and pupils making such strong progress."


Picture caption (left to right): Students, Aimee Parry, Hebe Garbutt, Head of Academy Vicki Dean, Georgia King and Oliver Thompson.