Congratulations to our incredible Year 11 students on their achievements this year. Their learning journey has not been without national challenges, but they have faced the challenge with grit and determination.

As we reflect upon their time with us, we are filled with immense pride. The strength, resilience and fortitude demonstrated by these young people is something to behold. It is qualities such as these which will take them far and we have no doubt that our students are moving on to bright futures.

Our students demonstrated their excellent skills and knowledge in these summer examinations. We, as a school, are extremely proud of our students and the results they have achieved. Tahmid will study with us at EMS6 after achieving a fantastic set of results, including 5 grade 9s in Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Maths and RE and two grade 8s. He is an incredibly talented mathematician and is one of four recipients of the Vikas Agrawal Bursary awarded to students at our college for gifted mathematicians. Brandon, Keona and Ava are also worthy winners of this award after achieving grades 9, 8 and 8 in Maths GCSE respectively.

Aidan and Caitlyn are celebrating their hard work after collecting excellent results. All of their results were at grade 7 – 9 and included 6 grade 9s and 10 grade 8s. There are so many students who have achieved outstanding results and individual success and we are extremely proud of them all. We are also overjoyed that so many of our students are returning to study a range of A Level and BTEC qualifications with us in our highly successful sixth form.

After securing 9 GCSEs at grades 9 – 4, Grace leaves English Martyrs to pursue an apprenticeship with EDF. This is a very competitive and highly sought after opportunity and we are so proud that Grace’s potential has been recognised.

Throughout her time at English Martyrs, Libby has worked extremely hard and made an excellent contribution to school life. As well as being committed to her studies in the classroom and outside of it, she has been involved in some sterling work in relation to our 2023 nominated charity, DS43 Community Defibrilators. With 10 GCSEs at grade 9 – 4, including Distinction star in Hospitality and Catering, Libby moves on to further develop her culinary talents and skills at college.

We have been privileged to watch Finley’s development in the classroom and on the stage. As a gifted pianist and performer, he has enjoyed being an integral part of our Music department and our extracurricular music offer. His accolades include performing at EMS Live and being an integral part of the 50 anniversary celebrations and song. With a range of excellent results, including a grade 9 in History and a grade 8 in Music, we look forward to seeing what else this talented musician can achieve with us when he continues to study with us at EMS6.

Headteacher Sara Crawshaw said: “We are extremely proud of all of our students and will follow their futures with interest. We are delighted that many of them will choose to continue their journey with us into Sixth Form. I want to take this opportunity to thank the students, parents, carers and staff for all of their hard work and continuous support. We wish all of our students good luck in the future”.