Staff and students at King James Academy, Royston, are celebrating GCSE results success, with "impressive" achievements across the board.

The school has seen an improvement from the results in 2019 - as this year's cohort return to pre-pandemic grading.

Royston Crow: Grades were up from 2019, following the return to pre-pandemic gradingGrades were up from 2019, following the return to pre-pandemic grading (Image: KJAR)

Headteacher Lisa Plowman said: "We are immensely proud of all our students. They have worked hard for these results and richly deserve the successes they have achieved.

"I would like to thank staff for their dedication and commitment in the way they have worked with students and, of course, parents and carers who have supported their children in achieving the best possible outcomes.

Royston Crow: Students celebrated their GCSE results at KJARStudents celebrated their GCSE results at KJAR (Image: KJAR)

"Thanks also goes to the Year 11 tutors, and the career information and guidance team led by Sarah Harvey.

"Due to their support, the vast majority of our students will be starting their first choice courses in the new academic year, and we wish them the very best of luck in the next stage of their education.

Royston Crow: Many students are going on to the sixth form college of their choiceMany students are going on to the sixth form college of their choice (Image: KJAR)

"With the return to pre-pandemic grading, we are immensely pleased to see an improvement on 2019 results, providing firm evidence of the continually improving picture at King James and the quality of education we deliver."

Students who achieved impressive results include Abby Hawker, Rhiannon Jones and Ryan Wall, who are all off to study at Hills Road Sixth Form College, and Luke Wigmore, who is heading to Long Road Sixth Form College.

Royston Crow: KJAR students celebrating their GCSE resultsKJAR students celebrating their GCSE results (Image: KJAR)

As well as achieving an impressive number of grade 9s, Luke is also the highest performer in OCR's Cambridge National in enterprise and marketing, scoring the highest mark in the country.


The academy has also praised students who work hard to overcome personal challenges, for example Luke Jones whose visual impairment did not impair his results.

Luke achieved strong GCSE grades and a distinction in enterprise and marketing, and will be starting at Long Road Sixth Form College in September.