Pupils at one of Teesside’s highest performing independent schools are celebrating after receiving outstanding GCSE results.
Red House School achieved a fantastic 100% pass rate, with 94% at A*-C. 41% of the GCSE exams taken achieved A or A* grade.
Pupils at the Norton-based school were delighted with the results, including former Head Girl, Kate Stohrer and Head Boy, Samuel Korsen. Kate gained 13 A*s and Sam achieved 11A*s.
An ecstatic Kate said: “I can’t believe it and I’m over the moon. It’s great to see all my hard work has paid off.”
Sam added: “I’m very happy and proud with how I have done. After working so hard, it feels great to achieve the results I have.”
Red House School provides education from Early Years to GCSE and Headmaster, Ken James, believes the school’s size is fundamental to its success.
He said: “We are a small school and we are proud of that.
“Our small class sizes enable our teaching staff to understand pupils’ unique personalities, interests and strengths, offering a bespoke education tailored to each child.
“Each pupil is different and we embrace that; the nature of our teaching from Nursery right up to GCSE ensures that individuality is encouraged, enabling each child to flourish.”
Talking about the pupils and their accomplishments, he added: “It’s wonderful to see the pupils, staff and families celebrating here today.
“There have been a number of changes to GCSEs this year which had raised concerns about the increased difficulty in Maths and English subjects. However, we are delighted our results have actually improved from last year. My background is mathematics, which I still teach at Red House, so I was particularly happy we achieved a 100% A*-C and our superstar mathematicians, who took the more difficult further maths paper, gained 59% A* – A grades. This is a significant achievement.
“I truly believe the success of the GCSE results is down to a powerful combination of the dedication and hard work of the pupils, teachers and parents working together as a team.”
Mr James was keen to emphasise while grades are important, it is the extra-curricular activities and wider opportunities provided over the years, which will set pupils apart from their peers in the future.
He said: “We encourage children to develop their interests and talents. For instance Rebecca Hall did extremely well in her GCSE’s achieving a fantastic set of results including 9 A*/A and during her time at Red House she has also competed at a national level in ISA swimming, athletics, cross country and triathlon, where she has won numerous trophies including gold!”
Red House School has maintained an envied reputation for pastoral care and academic excellence for over 87 years.
“We may be a small school but we have a great deal of strength and determination and we dream big,” said Mr James.
“We encourage each and every child to punch above their weight and strive to do their best, which is evident from this year’s results.”
Red House School is holding an Open Morning on Saturday 30 September 10am-1pm where prospective families are invited to come along to meet staff and pupils and experience life at Red House.
To find out more about Red House School, please visit: http://www.redhouseschool.co.uk/