Staff and students at our Norbury High academy were celebrating today as 80% of GCSE students scored grade 4 and above against a national backdrop of falling grades; the average for the same measure across England, Wales and Northern Ireland was 73%. The overall pass rate at Norbury High was 99%.

Mrs Hayden, Headteacher at the academy, said: “Despite the adversity caused by Covid-19 we are very proud of our year 11s who showed great resilience to secure the grades they needed to progress. Thanks to everyone in the school community – staff and students – for their continued hard work.”

A number of students received seven or more GCSEs at grade 9. Kinza Ali and Aisha Daud both gained seven grade 9s as well as grade 8s; Nasteha Malen (pictured with Mrs Hayden) was awarded eight grade 9s and two grade 8s.

Nasteha said, “I’m really happy! I received a lot of support from my teachers and had a great experience here at Norbury High. I’m looking forward to studying biology, chemistry and maths at A level.”

Jamelia Bogle, a member of the student executive team who will be going on to study A levels in the school’s sixth form, said, “I’m so excited because the last two years have been really tough. The PE, English and drama departments have really supported me. It’s such a great school.”

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