Oxted School has again received excellent GCSE results this summer. Many of their year 11 students started their GCSE journey in 2019 and have had to take on the extra challenges of both homeschooling and virtual learning while studying for their exams. The school, which is part of The Howard Partnership Trust, is proud of their outstanding grades, which have defied the negative impact of the pandemic.
High achievers at the school included Cerys L, with eleven Grade 9s; Charlotte H with ten Grade 9s and one Grade 8; Freya L-C with ten Grade 9s and one Grade 7; Jess Q with nine 9s, an 8 and a 7; Bridie B with seven 9s, four 8s and one 7; and Oscar E with six 9s and four 8s.
Principal of Oxted School, Russell Bond:
“Throughout their studies, and especially in their exams, the Class of ‘22 has shown an amazing amount of resilience, determination and positivity. These attributes have led to a fantastic set of results, with students making more progress than in previous years. We would like to wish them the best of luck as they begin the next stage of their education, and we cannot wait to see many of them back in September."
Choosing the right path
Oxted School offers a robust pastoral care system, enabling students to obtain practical advice and support from staff, and to discuss the educational options and opportunities available to them as they enter Key Stage 5.
Student Jess received her GCSE results in August. She will be joining Oxted School Sixth Form in September, studying A-levels in PE, psychology and history.
“I’m extremely happy with all my results,” she says. “The teachers have been very kind and supportive, and I really want to thank them all."
Following Oxted’s Ofsted inspection in February 2022, the report starts with a section on what it is like to attend Oxted School, not only drawing on the experiences of the inspectors but also those of our students.
Some of the wonderful comments in this section highlight the real strengths of Oxted School:
'Leaders and staff have very high expectations and aspirations for all pupils.'
'The school presents a calm and orderly environment which is conducive to learning. Pupils behave well. No low-level disruption was seen during the inspection. Pupils feel comfortable reporting any incidents of behaviour and harassment. They know they will be dealt with quickly and efficiently.'
Our sixth form students were referred to specifically in the report:
'Sixth form students are excellent role models for younger pupils.'
This shows not only the influence of the sixth form, but also the importance of their seven-year journey at Oxted.
Oxted School will be holding their next Main School open evening on Thursday, 6 October and their Sixth Form open evening on Thursday, 20 October. Visit their website or contact email@example.com for more information.