Staff 'extremely proud' of high-achieving Nailsea School pupils

PUBLISHED: 12:23 15 August 2019 | UPDATED: 12:40 15 August 2019

Students at Nailsea School. Picture: Fiona Davies

Students at Nailsea School. Picture: Fiona Davies

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Almost all of Nailsea School students passed their A-level examinations this year.

James Westbrook-Smith, Stewart Shepperd, Ellie Furneaux, Masie Jepson, Abby James and Jasmine Pearson. Picture: Henry WoodsfordJames Westbrook-Smith, Stewart Shepperd, Ellie Furneaux, Masie Jepson, Abby James and Jasmine Pearson. Picture: Henry Woodsford

Students found out their results this morning (Thursday) and the school achieved a 99 per cent pass rate.

Overall, a quarter of pupils hit grades between A* and A, 54 per cent bagged scores from A* to B, while 81 per cent of students achieved grades between A* and C.

Many youngsters have made it into their first-choice universities to study subjects such as zoology, history, law and publishing.

Students at Nailsea School. Picture: Fiona DaviesStudents at Nailsea School. Picture: Fiona Davies

Headteacher, Dee Elliott, told the Times: "These results reflect the tremendous diligence of or students and their tenacity.

"Families and teachers play a crucial role in the success of this school, therefore the governors and I would like to thank parents for their support and teaching staff for their unstinting dedication.

"Our staff open up extraordinary opportunities for students which allow them to make ambitious choices and to flourish in a future of their own making.

Jasmine Pearson and Stewart Shepperd. Picture: Henry WoodsfordJasmine Pearson and Stewart Shepperd. Picture: Henry Woodsford

"We are extremely proud of the achievements of all of our year 13 students and wish them all the very best of luck in the future."

Head of sixth form, Jon Reddiford, added: "We are delighted so many of our students achieved excellent grades and are now going on to take up offers of apprenticeships and to attend some of the country's top universities.

"It is a delight to share in our students' successes and excitement about their futures."

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