St Margaret’s share GCSE success





Staff and students are celebrated at St Margaret’s Church of England Academy on Aigburth Road, as students collect some fine examination results today. Many students at St Margaret’s had broad smiles on their faces as they read their results slips and checked whether they’d got the grade they needed for their chosen courses in Year 12. 65% of GCSE grades awarded were ‘strong passes’ (i.e. a grade 5 or above), and 79% of GCSE grades awarded were at grade 4 or above. 76% of students achieved at least a grade 4 in both their English and maths. Principal of St Margaret’s CE Academy, Stephen Brierley, said: “These figures speak for themselves. They are truly impressive and have been achieved despite the disruption these students experienced in Key Stage 3. “It just goes to show what a resilient, hard-working group of students the ‘class of 2023’ were. They’ve been rewarded with some excellent results, and we are deeply proud of them!”. Stephen was also keen to heap praise on the staff at St Margaret’s too. He said: “None of our students’ many successes would have been possible without the dedication and commitment of the staff here. “So many of my colleagues have gone above and beyond the call of duty to support our Year 11s; their efforts have been just as creditworthy as those of our students. Thank you to everyone who has played their part so ably!”. Given these results, Stephen is expecting that demand for places in St Margaret’s Sixth Form will be high – especially given the high levels of results achieved by the outgoing Year 13 last week. “But the last word must go to our students,” concluded Stephen. “Well done to everyone who has achieved so highly – we salute you!”