Students across schools in the St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust have been celebrating their GCSE results.

At Blessed Robert Sutton Catholic Voluntary Academy in Burton, Headteacher Laura O’Leary congratulated the Year 11 students.

She said: “We are immensely proud of the work and achievements of this wonderful group of students. We understand the immense effort they have put in, and I am thrilled to see their results reflecting their abilities and potential. Our heartfelt congratulations go out to all of them, and sincere gratitude to our staff who have worked tirelessly to support and prepare them for these exams. This year has further reinforced our long-term trend of outstanding GCSE results.

“I extend my congratulations to all our students, express thanks to parents for their continued support, and acknowledge the dedication of the staff at Blessed Robert Sutton Catholic Voluntary Academy. Their hard work and commitment have yielded exceptional results. It is a true privilege to be a part of this community; our young people now possess the qualifications to open doors and take the next steps in their adult lives.

“Our ultimate goal is to provide the best opportunities for every young person in our care, enabling them to achieve their highest potential. Today’s results show that we have succeeded in this. We are incredibly proud of their achievements.”

Hazel Boyce, Headteacher at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy in Derby, said the results reflected the hard work of students and staff.

She said: “We are very pleased with our results and they reflect many hours of hard work from our students and staff. 60% of students achieved maths and English at grade 4 or above which matches our 2019 results.

“Results in Science, History, Music, Dance, Engineering, Food and Business Studies are also extremely strong.

“Three quarters of all students are able to access Level 3 qualifications as a result of their achievements today. This is a phenomenal success.”

Students at St Thomas More Catholic Voluntary Academy in Buxton were also celebrating.

Acting Head of School, Sarah Lancett said: “Well done to the students of St Thomas More. We are delighted to see 20% of our students getting the very top grades, this is testament to their hard work and that of the teaching staff.

“Students have made significant progress since mock exams earlier in the year. We are pleased to see an improving picture for our students with SEND and our vulnerable students.

“Our results follow the national trend and we are exceptionally proud of our students for the tenacity they have shown during their secondary education years.”

Steve Brogan, Headteacher at Saint John Houghton Catholic Voluntary Academy in Ilkeston, praised the students picking up their results and staff who had supported them.

He said: “We are absolutely delighted for our students who have worked so hard for these results through such challenging circumstances over the last five years.

“They are remarkable young people who have shown tremendous resilience through everything life has thrown at them.

“Congratulations to their families and to the staff at Saint John Houghton who have worked tirelessly to support them.”

St Philip Howard Catholic Voluntary Academy in Glossop also celebrated another set of excellent GCSE results.