Ortu Gable Hall School Celebrates GCSE Results

Year 11 students at Ortu Gable Hall School have been celebrating some incredible GCSE results today. Despite the extraordinary circumstances disrupting studies, the staff at Ortu Gable Hall are incredibly proud of their pupils’ efforts, and more than 50% will now be joining the Ortu Sixth Form Centre at the school looking for further success.

Ceri Evans, Principal of Ortu Gable Hall School, said: “We are extremely proud of the hard work and effort that our Year 11s have put in to achieve the GCSE grades that they deserve. I would like to thank our brilliant staff for supporting their classes throughout the year. Even though the past few months have been extremely difficult, it is truly a pleasure to have watched our students grow and mature at Gable Hall. I am proud that more than half of them have decided to stay with us at our Ortu Sixth form Centre for their A Level and vocational studies. We wish all our pupils the best of luck and congratulations to everybody.”

Sally Feeney, Senior Vice-Principal said: “It is not the same as usual this year. Our students have achieved their Centre Assessed Grade or higher in some cases; so we are really happy with what they have done. We are very pleased that the results are robust.


Some noticeable performances are

Carly Wright was extremely pleased with the results she achieved, allowing her to join her chosen college, Westcliff High School for Girls. She thanks Miss Marley for all her help in supporting her to achieve her grades. Carly’s advice to Year 7s in September is, not to be afraid of joining extra-curricular activities. Carly was House Captain and Head Girl and is proud of the opportunities she benefited from Gable Hall. She said that Gable Hall stands out to her as a school because of the community feel and the close supportive relationship the students have with their staff members. She said: “I couldn’t imagine my level of confidence without the support of my teachers. We were away from school for the past 3 months and I was distraught. We missed school that much.”

Hayden Heighway was thrilled with his grades in Psychology and English Language and credits his teachers with keeping him motivated during his time at school. Hayden plans to attend the Ortu Sixth Form Centre to study Psychology, Criminology and Drama choosing to stay at the school due to his great relationship with many of the teachers. His advice to Year 7 students starting in September is to study hard and be consistent all the way through your school life.

Isabelle Marsh is very proud of the grades she achieved. She is planning to go to the Treetops Sixth Form and then go to College to study Animal Management. She credits the staff for supporting her throughout her time at Gable Hall School who said they would miss Isabelle’s participation in the school’s extra-curricular drama shows. In the future, Isabelle aspires to work in dog training.

Sophie Hill was overjoyed with the grades she received today. She said she struggled in Maths during her school time, but she credits the Maths department for helping her achieve the grades in the subject due to intense intervention. Sophie said: “My teacher would go over things with me multiple times. She would explain things in different ways until you understood. Sophie plans to study Biology, Sociology and Psychology A Levels at the Ortu Sixth Form Centre.


On behalf of everyone in the Gable Hall community we wish you all the very best for the future.


Dr Asong CEO of Ortu Federation was very proud of all the students’ achievements this year and was keen for them to secure a placement in a Sixth form or college of their choice, studying subjects that excite their passions. She wanted all students to know that if they have difficulties with their next steps to contact Mr Evans at Gable Hall or Miss Weston at the Sixth form Centre who will advise and  support them.

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