We are very pleased with the GCSE results at Ashfield School this year. They reflect the very hard work put in by both staff and students over the past two years. There are many individual successes where students have exceeded their target grades and this is represented in a steep increase in the proportion of highest A*/A grades achieved by our students. We are particularly pleased with the results in the new, more demanding, GCSEs in English and Maths where students have achieved outcomes in line with national expectations. The percentage of students achieving 5 Standard passes including English and Maths is just under 60% and the percentage achieving 5 Strong passes including English and maths is 35% which is very much in line with what staff have been predicting over the past year. I would like to congratulate all our students for the success they have achieved this year in their GCSE examinations.