“Best ever” GCSE examination results at Patchway Community School

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Students and staff at Patchway Community School celebrate the school’s “best ever” set of GCSE examination results.

Patchway Community School is celebrating its “best ever” GCSE examination results, with grades 7-9 across a wide range of subjects, as well as many grades 4-9 in English and Mathematics.

Fifty-six percent of students achieved grades 4-9 in both English and Mathematics.

There were particularly strong outcomes in Science, Art, Photography, Sport and Health & Social Care. The school also reports “strong improvements” in the outcomes for learners in Mathematics, French, Geography and Hospitality & Catering.

A spokesperson for the school said:

“Considering this is the first year back to a full examination season [due to the Covid-19 pandemic], the students have coped magnificently. There have been some amazing individual performances with almost all students achieving what they needed to be able to go onto either Post-16 studies or apprenticeships/training.”

Individual performances

Noteworthy individual performances highlighted by the school are:

  • Baraha Kaimouz: 2xGrade9s, 1xGrade8, 4xGrade7s including 1Dist
  • Preston Plenty: Dist*, 2xGrade8s, 5xGrade7s and 2xGrade6s
  • Ava Pardy: 1xGrade 9, 1xDist*, 1xDist, 3xGrade7s and 4xGrade6s
  • Olivia Noel: 4xGrade8s, 2xGrade7s and 2xGrade6s
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Headteacher Dave Howe commented:

“The excellent results this year are the product of hard work from all our students and staff. We are delighted with the students’ achievements and it is testament to their hard work, determination and resilience over the two years.”

“I would also like to thank the amazing effort of the teaching staff at Patchway, who work tirelessly to support all of the young people at Patchway Community School. It has been great to see such happy students, celebrating their results and next steps. I wish them every success for the future.”


Dave Baker, CEO at Olympus Academy Trust, said:

“I am delighted for every student who has tasted success today and wish them all well in the next phase of their education and training. I hope we will see many of them signing up at the start of September to continue with us in the Olympus Post-16 Partnership.”

“I would also like to thank all Olympus staff who have worked so hard to teach, encourage, support and challenge their students over the years alongside parents and carers who have had to be more actively involved than usual because of the pandemic.”

“For any students who have not done as well as they had hoped, these results are not the end of the road – I urge you to come into school and talk to staff about how we can support you with your next steps too.”