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Claydon High School students celebrate another year of GCSE success

Students at Claydon High School are celebrating an excellent set of results with many impressive individual performances.

The Class of 2020 have had a really challenging few months, having missed the end of their school careers because of lockdown and all of the usual rites of passage which go with this. Furthermore, waiting for exam results is nervewracking at the best of times, but for this cohort this has been heightened by the media coverage of the difficulties and uncertainty over the preceding weeks and days.

This makes us doubly proud all of our students who worked hard for the duration of their GCSE courses to achieve excellent results. We are very pleased that the centre assessed grades, alongside some upgraded results from the national standardising algorithm, are being issued to students as they take into account the full range of their performance including practical components for music, drama, sport and design technology as well as mock exams and consideration of individual circumstances which may have affected them.

This year group has been an excellent cohort, demonstrating daily our motto of being the best they can be. They have acted as exemplary role models for younger students, leading the School Council, wellbeing groups and a Green Council as well as performing consistently strongly in sporting and musical events. Each and every one of these young people has contributed to the culture and community of the school and they will be missed.

We hope that we will be able to safely gather together the students and their parents/carers in the future to celebrate their successes and to say farewell. As a school we recognise how important it is to work closely with families to support our young people, academically and for their wider wellbeing, and we thank them too.

I would also like to pay tribute to the team of people at school, teachers, learning support assistants, and other administrative staff who have worked tirelessly to support students throughout their time with us.

On behalf of all of the staff and governors at Claydon High School, we congratulate the Class of 2020 upon their many successes, especially in these GCSEs, and thank them for all that they have contributed to the school and wish them every success in the future.