Year 11 students at East Leake Academy – part of the Diverse Academies Trust – were excited to collect their GCSE results today.

In what has been another difficult year for GCSE students, there were smiles, relief and a few tears of joy as they opened their envelopes to reveal their results. The students can now celebrate a solid set of results which reflect the hard work and resilience they have shown over the past two years during key stage 4 studies, and the progress they have made since joining the academy in year 7.

Many will now remain at East Leake Academy to join the sixth form, with others opting to enter the workplace or to take on apprenticeships.

Among those with impressive results at East Leake Academy was Alex Arnold with grade 9s in all subjects. He will start post 16 studies at the East Leake Academy’s sixth form next month.

Another student who was delighted with her results was Abigail Barnett. She received six grade 9s, with high grades in all of her other subjects. She is excited to join East Leake Academy’s sixth form in September. Abigail said she was “delighted” with her results.

Maddie Charman also received outstanding individual results, with strong passes and higher grades in all of her subjects. She is delighted with her results and for making outstanding progress during her time at East Leake Academy.

It was a fantastic day for Nathan Pearce who achieved high grades of 6+ in all subjects and will be joining East Leake Academy’s sixth form in September. He said: “I’m really looking forward to starting my A Levels at East Leake Academy.”

Principal, Blake Francis, said: “We would like to say a huge congratulations to all our students. They have shown an incredible amount of resilience, determination to succeed and a maturity beyond their years to complete their studies despite significant disruption to their education. Students worked incredibly hard and they should celebrate the grades they have achieved because they are very well deserved. We couldn’t be more proud of our students and we wish them well for their future studies.”

The academy invites any students yet to secure a place with a post 16 provider for this September or students considering their post-GCSE options to visit or email for more information.