‘School can achieve even better results’

Woldgate headteacher Jonathan Britton.
Woldgate headteacher Jonathan Britton.

The headteacher of Pocklington’s Woldgate College believes the school can achieve even better GCSE and A-level results in the future following its recent success.

Last Thursday, Woldgate discovered that it beat last year’s record GCSE results, with 69% of pupils gaining the ‘gold standard’ of five A*-C grades, including English and maths, which is 2% higher than in 2014. The school achieved the third best results out of all the state secondary schools in the East Riding in terms of pupils attaining the gold standard.

Woldgate also recorded its best ever A-level results this year, with 93% of students securing a grade A*-C or equivalent.

Headteacher Jonathan Britton said: “Results such as these are only possible due to the hard-work and dedication of pupils and students who, with the commitment of staff in delivering high quality teaching and the support of parents, have ensured our young people are cared for, supported and challenged to do their very best. It is this partnership that ensures our children excel.”

When asked if this school is aiming for event better results in the future, he added: “Absolutely. I look at the results of every individual child following results day. I want the very best for each child and, therefore, I am committed to ensuring that as a school we remain absolutely focused on each individual pupil and sixth form student, to guarantee they receive the very best education.”

Mr Britton says the school wants to build upon the many successes and strengths to ensure it responds to the needs of its pupils. He explained: “I have listened very carefully to pupils, parents and staff and will continue to do so, as I believe this school and our community has huge potential and I want to do the very best for our young people.”

• Turn to pages 12 and 13 for a GCSE results special.