Highbury Fields score another huge GCSE improvement

Highbury Fields School for Girls posted a huge improvement in their exam results for the second year in a row.

Seventy per cent of pupils at the Highbury Hill school hit five or more A to C grade GCSE, including maths and English, with 93 per cent getting 5 A to Cs, while 13 students picked up 10 or more A* and A grades.

It represents a remarkable turn around for the school - in 2009 only 36 per cent of the pupils got five A to C including maths and English.

Gladys Barry, head teacher at the school, said: “These girls have worked so hard and I am really proud of them. They really are a delightful bunch of young women. The staff have been very involved and dedicated.

“A lot of good things have come together.”


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Bridgette Lafaye, 16, who only came to the school from Florida last year, managed eight A*s and 2 As. She said: “I am really happy - I haven’t told my dad yet but I am sure he will be pleased.” Sheniece Mehmeet-Ellis, 16, who got 11As and on me B, said: “I’m going to have a massive barbecue with my family today. there will be aunts there I haven’t even met yet.”

Another student, Jemma Waters, 16, had to move from Luton just as she started her GCSEs and still posted 5 Cs.

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She said: “It’s been hard studying and moving, but I now I can carry on studying. I want to end up working in animal care.”

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