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GCSE Examination Results 2019

Students receiving their GCSE results at Sponne School in Towcester today were again delighted with their excellent results. This pattern of exceptional performance has continued for a ninth successive year with students attaining highly and showing better than average progress compared to their starting points at the end of Year 6.

Among the many elated students celebrating today were Matthew Martin, Naomi Cartwright, Alex Williams-Goldman, Helena Johnston and Abigail Tonkinson who all gained at least 8 top grades, whilst Evie Bramley and Joshua McConnell both gained 7 equivalent A* grades. Lucy Rendell, Amy Glanville, Iona Mackenzie, Alice Truelove and Grace Patterson all achieved 6 top grades and a further 8 students gained 4 or more. In addition many others achieved multiple A* and A grades and nearly half of the students attained at least one A* and A grades which is an outstanding outcome. Congratulations also to Iona Mackenzie and Elsie Bryden who made the most progress from the end of KS2.

Headteacher Mr Iain Massey said: “I am tremendously proud of the achievements of all of our students at Sponne School. No matter what their starting point when they arrive, the majority have made exceptional progress and along with all my staff and Governors I would like to congratulate them for working so hard and gaining what they deserved. Well done to all our students and their teachers in preparing them for their exams”.


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On Wednesday 26th June, our current Year 11’s arrived at Whittlebury Hall to celebrate finishing their GCSE’s at Sponne. The evening began with students arriving in style, from classic sports cars to limousines and tractors to parent’s taxi’s! The students all looked very grown up and had certainly dressed to impress, for the Hollywood themed evening that lay ahead.

The room was decorated in classic black and gold colours, by students from the Prom committee and under the supervision of Miss Stone and Mrs Appleby and some incredibly helpful parents. The Year 11 band welcomed the students into the room with an opening set and did an amazing job at getting the night started! After a pleasant meal and lots of dancing in between courses, the DJ kicked in… this is where the real celebrations and ‘dance-offs’ commenced (!) and it was so great to see all of the students enjoying themselves. We almost needed a bigger dance floor!

Thank you to all staff for attending on the evening and joining in with the celebrations and to our photographers – Millie and Kara from 6th form and Shannon Lock (ex-student) for giving up their time. A Year 11 Prom group photo will be given to all students who attended on the night, when they collect their exam results in August. We would also like to say a huge thank you to John Anderson, (Director of Inspired design & print solutions) for kindly designing and producing the personalised wristbands, for the Year 11’s to keep as a memento from their Prom night.

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A Level Examination Results 2019

Students and staff at Sponne School in Towcester are celebrating another excellent set of A Level results this year with many individuals achieving outstanding grades. Despite new specifications and a return to the two year A Level programme, results have remained very similar to previous years and most students continue to achieve the highest grades available. Just under 50% of students gained the very highest A*-B grades with almost all students passing. Students did particularly well with the very highest grades of A* and A grade with more than a third of all students achieving at least one of these.

Amongst the many delighted students today were two who achieved A*’s in all 3 of their subjects, Olivia Adams, who will be studying Biomedical Sciences at Oxford University and Ellie Massey who will be studying Biological Sciences at Durham University in the new academic year. Tim Fung achieved 1 A* and 3A’s, while Issy Grant gained 2 A*’s and 1 A grade. George Coombs, Will Ferreira Dyke and Lauren Flower all achieved an A* alongside other high grades whilst Rhiannon Barnby, Carl Davidson, Beth Dolman, Tom Heron, Jess Hornsey, Becky Jenkins, Jared Kent, Alfie Long and Annabel Purdy all achieved multiple A grades. Many other students gained at least 1 A grade in their set of results.

Headteacher Mr Iain Massey said: “We are really proud of our students who have done so well in gaining these excellent results. It is reassuring that the grades reflect the hard work that students put in and the outstanding teaching and support provided by the staff at Sponne School. Well done to all our students, including those who have secured their first choice university places.”

Miss Victoria Austin, Head of Sixth Form from Sponne, said: “I am always amazed by the high standards our students achieve and want to congratulate them on their excellent results. I am so pleased for them and wish them all the best in the future”.


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