Barnes Wallis Academy celebrates GCSE results

Year 11 students at Tattershall's Barnes Wallis Academy, part of the David Ross Education Trust, celebrated their academic achievements when they opened their long-awaited GCSE results today.


Barnes Wallis Academy secured impressive grades within English, with 81% of students achieving the new GCSE standard of 9-4.  In addition, almost two-thirds of students achieved an A*-C in Core or Additional Science.


Emma Day, Principal at Barnes Wallis Academy, said: “All of our students are encouraged to work hard and fulfil their ambitions and we have seen some incredible individual performances today.

“Many congratulations to every one of our students on their achievements.”




Amongst the smiling faces was Alicia Bean (pictured), Head Girl at Barnes Wallis Academy, who achieved one A*, three As and six Bs. She said: “I am amazed, I cannot believe how well I have done. Thank you to all of the amazing teachers at Barnes Wallis Academy for their incredible support.”


Frankeska Fields was also celebrating after receiving her results. Frankeska, who achieved 6 Bs, commented: “I am so pleased with my results as it means I have secured my place at college.”


Another happy student was Owen Parker-Schofield, who has made fantastic progress since Year 7 and has secured a Sixth Form place at King Edward VI Academy in Spilsby. Owen said: “I am speechless. I have worked so hard for these results and I am so pleased that all of my efforts have paid off. I am looking forward to starting Sixth Form at King Edward VI Academy.”


Another one of the school’s top performers was Carla Butterly, who achieved a set of impressive GCSE grades.


Carla, who visited the NASA Space Centre with the academy back in 2015, achieved an incredible Grade 7 in English Literature and Grade A in Spanish. She commented: “I am so proud of myself. All of the hard work and extra revision was worth it.”




As part of the David Ross Education Trust, Barnes Wallis Academy is committed to delivering academic excellence. Students also benefit from the Trust’s pioneering enrichment programme, which provides an incredible range of inspirational learning experiences in sport, arts and music. Through an array of exciting opportunities, students are encouraged to develop their passions and discover their talents.


Rowena Hackwood, Chief Executive Officer at the David Ross Education Trust, said: “An education at one of our schools offers our students the very best experiences inside and outside of the classroom. We are delighted for all of our students who are celebrating their well-deserved GCSE results, which will now open new doors for them academically or in the workplace.


“We set high standards to create rich learning environments where all young people can achieve and excel, and it is incredibly rewarding to see all their hard work pay off.”