The Headmaster, John Woodberry, said: “I am incredibly proud of every one of our class of 2021 and thrilled at the successful progression of our pupils to the next exciting stage of their lives in exceptional circumstances. Their whole world was turned upside down eighteen months ago, and they have shown great fortitude in ensuring that the pandemic has not defined them. They are part of the can do and will do generation, and they deserve our praise and admiration. These results are a huge achievement from our young people who have proven themselves resilient, optimistic and capable through the significant challenges of the pandemic.  They have done exceptionally well across a blended online experience that switched between virtual and physical schooling, seeing them and their teachers adapt quickly and thrive. Our pupils leave with fantastic grades and a skillset for life as problem solvers, digitally confident young people ready to step forward. They have learned so much more than academic content over the past year, and I am confident they will achieve great things in the future. ”

“Thanks must also go to parents and families whose support and partnership with the school is a significant part of today’s shared success. Families’ success of virtual schooling at a time of great disruption and uncertainty in their own lives was crucial. Thanks are also due to our hardworking and inspiring team of teachers here who showed great innovation and determination through the virtual school, thorough assessments and as they continued to teach and prepare our Sixth form students for university study right to the end of the summer term.”