Kettering’s Bishop Stopford School among best in the country

Kettering, Bishop Stopford School
Kettering, Bishop Stopford School

Kettering pupils are celebrating after another year of success has put their school in the top bracket nationally.

A huge 95 per cent of teenagers from Bishop Stopford School, in Headlands, Kettering, attained five A* to C grades in their GCSE results this year, with early figures indicating well over a quarter of pupils achieved at least five A* or A grades.

These results are likely to place the school in the top 15 per cent nationally.

Headteacher Margaret Holman said: “The students and teachers have worked very hard together to achieve results which will give them an excellent foundation for the next stage of their education.

“It is good to see their hard work rewarded.”

The school also posted a 94 per cent pass rate in English, with more than a third of pupils - 38 per cent - achieving A* or A grades.

Maths also had a good showing at Bishop Stopford, with 82 per cent of pupils passing and a 33 per cent getting A or A*.

Katy Boyers, 16, of Brigstock, got As in a string of subjects, including biology, chemistry, and maths.

She said: “I’m delighted. I was quite nervous before I came down but I okay now.

“I’m planning on heading into sixth form now.

“I studied hard, and I think that it shows in the results.”

Amy Canfield, 16, of Northampton, attained a string of As, Bs, and Cs.

She said: “I’m ecstatic. I’m still shaking now.

“I worked really hard for this and I think how much you put into it reflects in your final results.”

She said she would be staying on at the school to study her A-levels.