Students and staff across The Whitgift Foundation’s three schools in Croydon are celebrating an excellent set of A-level results today following a national rise in top grades in six years.

The Foundation’s leading independent schools, Old Palace of John Whitgift, Whitgift and Trinity repeated their examination success after achieving higher grades once again across the board.

Old Palace of John Whitgift School top with 89% A*-B grades
Old Palace is celebrating another year of excellent A-level results. This year an impressive 89% of Old Palace students achieved A*- B grades (including 52% receiving A*- A).

Carol Jewell, Head, said: “I am immensely proud of our students’ achievements this year; their success is richly deserved. I know they all wish to join me in thanking Old Palace staff for their dedication”.

Whitgift School students produce exceptional pass rate of 88% A*- B
Many congratulations to the Upper Sixth Form A-level students who received their results today. Following remarkable IB (International Baccalaureate) Diploma results this summer and excellent grades in BTech examinations, Whitgift is delighted with the excellent results achieved at A-level. 86.4% of all grades were awarded at A*-B (88.0% A*- B when combined with the IB results). These impressive results are testament to the hard work and determination of students and staff, and most students can expect to secure their first choice university.

Trinity School students achieve above 90% A*- B grades
91% of grades were A*, A or B, an improvement on last year, and 23% of entries were awarded A*, the second best result for the School since A*s were introduced in 2010.

Alasdair Kennedy, the School’s Headmaster, said: “In a year of significant changes to A-level examinations, I am delighted that Trinity students have achieved the second best set of results overall in the last nine years. With the support of their teachers, friends and families, this group of students worked hard, and they deserve this success. The vast majority of our leavers will now move to their chosen universities or colleges, and we hope they will continue to thrive in the next stage of their education”. 

The three schools educate more than 3,000 students with nearly half of students supported by one of the largest bursary and scholarship schemes in the UK.

The Whitgift Foundation currently grants more that £5 million a year in bursary support and more than 44% of pupils receive a bursary and/or a scholarship.

This scheme is vital to ensure as many talented young people from different backgrounds across Croydon can attend the Foundation’s schools and receive an outstanding education to help them achieve their potential.

Many pupils have secured places at some of the country’s top universities, including Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College, LSE, Durham, Bristol and Southampton. Some pupils also secured scholarships at top universities in the United States.

Martin Corney Chief Executive of The Whitgift Foundation said:

“A-level and AS results day marks a tremendously important time for our students as they make important decisions for their future. I am extremely proud and congratulate all the students for working incredibly hard to achieve outstanding academic results this year. The results also reflect the excellence and dedication of our teaching staff who work tirelessly to ensure that our students exceed their potential. I wish all the students every success for their bright future ahead.” 

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