Students at Ernulf Academy in St Neots are celebrating some "excellent" GCSE grades. 

Year 11 students across Cambridgeshire sat the exams in May and June and opened their results today (Thursday, August 24), which will help set their course for the future.

Staff at Ernulf Academy supported students extensively to prepare pupils for their exams, which included additional lessons after school, during the holidays, and masterclasses in the run-up to their exams.

The additional support enabled students to achieve top results and adjust whilst schools across the country still dealt with the impact of the pandemic.

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Notable achievers: 

  • Ines Lopex, Ernulf Academy, is the highest achieving student across the year group, achieving 10 GCSE grades at grade 8 or above, including six grade 9s. She will go on to Hinchingbrooke School to study A levels.

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  • Jhared Avelino, Ernulf Academy, is the most improved student from Key Stage 3 to Key Stage 4, achieving 10 strong GCSE grades at grade 7 and above. Jhared will go on to Longsands Academy to study A levels.

'We wish them all the best'

Mark Neesam, principal of Ernulf Academy, said: "I am so pleased for all our students, who today have received excellent results.

"Over the past two years, our students have shown resilience and a determination to succeed, some of whom have had particularly challenging circumstances.

"The pandemic continues to affect all students, and their results are a testament to their tenacity and the support they have received from all the staff at the academy and their parents and carers."

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Rowena Hackwood, chief executive of 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."