“We are incredibly proud of how hard this cohort of Year 11 students have worked and this is reflected in an excellent set of GCSE results. We’re thrilled to see more students attaining top grades than ever before.  The resilience, determination and maturity that these young people have shown over the past few difficult years has been nothing short of remarkable. In spite of all the challenges of recent times, it has been a positive year for The Dean Academy and we are delighted that these GCSE results reinforce what was recognised in the Ofsted “Good” rating earlier in the year.

In agreement with colleagues in other schools locally and nationally, we believe it is not appropriate to compare these results to previous years due to the nature of the grading arrangements used by the exam boards in this first post pandemic set of examination results. It is also not appropriate to compare the results of one school to another due to the uneven impact of COVID related staff and student absences in different schools.

We would like to thank all members of our school community, none more so than our dedicated and hard working staff, for their support and we look forward to hearing about this cohort and their successes as they go on to further study.”

Richard Brand

25th August 2022