GCSEs: Barnes Wallis Academy celebrates success on GCSE results day

Year 11 students at Tattershall’s Barnes Wallis Academy, part of the David Ross Education Trust, have been celebrating after receiving their long-awaited GCSE results today.


Emma Day, Principal at Barnes Wallis Academy, said: “We are delighted to see our students celebrating their results today. Today’s achievements are a real testament to the hard work and dedication of our students, staff and school community.”


Amongst those celebrating was Luke Busby-Smith, who achieved three Grade 8s in Maths, Science and History, three Grade 7s in English, Science and Religious Studies, along with a Distinction * in Business Studies and an A in Computing. As well as being highly focused academically, Luke has embraced the incredible opportunities offered by the school as part of the David Ross Education Trust. In 2016, Luke was selected to visit the NASA Space Centre in America as part of a competition hosted by the school.


After receiving his GCSE results, Luke said: “I am delighted with my results and I have really enjoyed my time at Barnes Wallis Academy and all the fantastic opportunities and experiences I’ve had. It has definitely set me up for my future studies at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School.”


Aaron Grantham was also celebrating after receiving his results. Aaron, who achieved an A* in Computing, a Distinction in Business Studies and three Grade 7s in other subjects, commented: “All of my hard work has paid off! If you work hard, you can get what you want. I really appreciate the support I’ve received from my teachers and I’m really looking to joining Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School for my A Levels.”


Georgia Reed was delighted to discover she had secured Grade 8s and Grade 7s across several of her subjects. She said: “I am so happy and relieved! I have really enjoyed my time at Barnes Wallis Academy and I’m now looking forward to studying Health and Social Care at Lincoln College.” 


Rowena Hackwood, Chief Executive Officer at the David Ross Education Trust, said: “At the David Ross Education Trust, we are proud to offer our students a rich and exciting learning environment that inspires them to become their confident, academic best. 


“We are delighted to see our students receive their GCSE results today. From here, they can progress into the world of further education, employment and work towards their successful futures with confidence.”


If you would like to study at Barnes Wallis Academy, please contact 01526 342 379 or email enquiries@barneswallisacademy.co.uk