GCSEs: Results from Salisbury's schools

GCSEs: Results from Salisbury's schools

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 10:21am 22nd August 2019. (Updated at 4:08pm 22nd August 2019)

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It's the day hundreds of students have been waiting for - as they pick up those all-important envelopes.

Two years of hard work comes down to today (Thursday 22nd August) - and whatever the results, there's a huge WELL DONE to teenagers for their efforts.

Nationally, almost 21% of pupils got a level 7 (or the equivalent of an A) in their results - up slightly on last year.

Girls are also still performing slightly better than boys.

We'll be updating this page with the results from our local schools as they come in.


The school's had some 'impressive' results this year.

GCSE Results 2019 Leehurst Swan
Students picked up their results at Leehurst Swan

Headteacher Terence Ayres said: 

“We are delighted with all our students’ results and particularly those pupils who might have been predicted a 4 or 5 but achieved 6 or 7.  The results are a testament to their hard work and also that of the staff.

"We wish all the pupils well as they advance to their sixth form studies.  We are confident their time with us will provide an excellent foundation for their future success."

GCSE Results 2019 Leehurst Swan
Rosemary Cox and Angus McCready were the top performing pupils


The school says their students have shown 'hard work and resolve' to achieve their GCSEs and gained the highest results in the Academy's history.

GCSE Results 2019 Sarum Academy
Celebrations at Sarum Academy!

53% of students achieved grade 4 or better in both English and Maths.

Headteacher Jonathan Curtis said: 

"We are delighted by our students collective performance and the many outstanding individual achievements. Well done to one and all, together we worked hard, and achieved more."


The school's had their best ever results this year, with 85% of students gaining Grade 9 to 4 in English and 85% in Maths.

Headteacher Stewart Roderick said:

“We are exceptionally proud of all our students and very pleased that we have achieved our best ever results with such a fantastic, hard-working and talented year group. They have taken advantage of the excellent teaching and pastoral support at our school to achieve their potential.  I must also extend my thanks and huge congratulations to the parents, carers and our school staff, who supported all of the students throughout their five years with us and wish them well as they move on to the next phase of their education.”

GCSE Results 2019 Trafalgar School Downton
Students went into Trafalgar School in Downton to pick up their results this morning


They've said the boys have 'delivered well' in their GCSEs. with an impressive 71% of results at grades 9, 8 or 7.

Stuart Smallwood, Headmaster, said: 

"These results are a great credit to the boys after two hard years’ work, and I am really grateful to my staff for supporting them to gain such pleasing outcomes. The future is bright for this set of boys, most of whom will stay on with us for their A levels in the years to come."


How's this for some facts and figures - the 132 girls at the Stratford Road school have achieved 1,338 GCSEs between them this year!

Almost half of them (49.7%) were at the top grades (8-9).

Headteacher Michele Chilcott said: 

"Our students are to be congratulated for achieving a strong set of GCSE results and their success is a credit to their hard work and determination to do well.

"We are very proud of all our students’ achievements, they have all made strong progress."


The schools say they're 'absolutely delighted' with the results for their students, and they 'thoroughly deserve the qualifications'.

Wyvern St Edmunds GCSE Results 2019
Ashley Doel and Katy Jewel have been two of the top achievers at Wyvern and St Edmund's this year

Nicola Bull, Headteacher said:

“We are so proud of the success of our students. These results are a product of their excellent work ethic and determination and prove that our move to bring the schools together has benefitted both the girls and the boys. The most important measure of GCSE success is the progress score that a school has achieved, as this shows how well students have performed based on their individual academic ability - the students at Wyvern St Edmund’s look to have smashed the progress score records at both schools. Many congratulations to them all!”


We're told there's 'been a significant improvement in both attainment and progress measures this year' at Stonehenge. 

GCSE Results 2019 Stonehenge School Amesbury
Students at Stonehenge School picking up their results this morning

Headteacher Nigel Roper said: 

"Over 70% of students have achieved grades 4 and above in English, Maths and Science. Outstanding results were achieved in PE, Computer Science, Religious Studies, and across the Sciences. 

"During a year where the school has celebrated the opening of the new extension, they are delighted to celebrate their best set of results in testament to the hard work of their staff and students." 


The girls are making their way in to pick up their results this morning:

Headteacher Emma Hattersley says they're 'delighted' with the results: 

“I am extremely proud of all our students.  These results are a testament to their hard work and also that of the staff, and the support received from family and friends.” 

10% all the grades achieved by the Godolphin students were at the top level of 9.


The authority's passed on their congratulations to students across the county who are collecting their GCSE results today.

Pauline Church, Wiltshire Council Cabinet Member for Children, Education and Skills said: 

"Congratulations to all our students who are picking up GCSE results. Young people work hard in their studies and it's important we also recognise that and the guidance and support they have received from teachers, parents and carers.

"For those whose results are not as hoped, there is a great deal of information and support available and I'd encourage young people to explore the fantastic opportunities and lots of help available as they consider their next steps."


Now the results are in, attentions turn to what the next step might be.

Wiltshire Council say there's plenty of support and information available from respective schools and colleges.

There's also tips and advice on the Work Wiltshire website about further education, as well as on apprenticeships within Wiltshire.

For parents, there's a dedicated parents page on there too


Some of the students picking up results today will be moving on to the S6C in September to continue their studies. 

They've posted their good wishes on social media: 


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