At St Ivo Academy, part of the Astrea Trust, students and staff are celebrating today after receiving top GCSE grades. 

Year 11 students across Cambridgeshire sat the exams in May and June, and are getting results today which will help set their course for the future.

This is the second year that exams have taken place as normal, but schools across the country are still dealing with the impact of the pandemic.

Nathan Parker achieved five grade 9s, three grade 8s, one grade 7, and one grade 6 and is staying on to study A-Levels at St Ivo. 

Alfie Everett achieved six grade 9s, two grade 8s and one grade 6, and is staying on to study A-Levels at St Ivo.

Tony Meneaugh, interim principal of St Ivo Academy, said: “This is an excellent set of results for our 2023 Year 11 cohort. I'm sure that every member of the school will join me in congratulating them on their hard work, determination, and resilience, especially when we consider how the pandemic impacted on their normal secondary school education. 

“We are all so proud of these students and their achievements, and we wish them all the best for the next stage. I particularly look forward to meeting and working with those who have made the brilliant decision to continue their studies at the St Ivo Academy Sixth Form in September."

Rowena Hackwood, chief executive of the Astrea Academy Trust, said: “We are always proud of our students, but especially so today.

"So many of them have achieved outstanding grades and are going on to prestigious post-16 opportunities.

"Despite challenges, both the students and staff at our Cambridgeshire schools have worked incredibly hard this year, and we wish them all the best in their next steps.”