Students and staff at Alleyn’s School are celebrating today as sixth formers matched school records with the equal highest percentage of A* grades since the award was introduced 7 years ago.
Of the 147 girls and boys who form this year’s sixth form cohort, an impressive 33% gained A* grades, 70% gained A*A, and overall 91% achieved A*AB.
Headmaster, Dr Gary Savage said: “I am obviously delighted for all our boys and girls, who have worked so hard to achieve these superb grades; and also for their inspiring, caring teachers, who have supported and guided them so diligently over many years. They leave us now with excellent examination results; but, more importantly, with a positive, generous outlook shaped by an enduring school ethos which gives equal value to the co-curriculum, to character and to friendship. We are immensely proud of them.”
The school, based in Dulwich, London, has a long and proud record of high attainment. Every year leavers progress to some of the top universities and specialist schools of higher education in the UK and across the world.
Head of Upper School, Dr Rob Atkinson said: “Already, 91% of our boys and girls that applied to UK or overseas universities this year have accepted places and we are only awaiting news from a handful of others.”
“As a community we are so proud of our students and their academic and personal achievements. Today marks the start of an exciting journey as they move on to opportunities and adventures in the UK and beyond. We have every faith in their future success and wish them all the best”.
Alleyn’s was one of the first schools of its kind to go fully co-educational, back in 1976, and prides itself on its ethos and warm co-ed community within which girl and boys can learn and grow together in ways that successfully prepare them for a confident entry into a multi-gendered world.