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Staff and students at The High Weald Academy are celebrating after securing the best ever GCSE results for the academy and its predecessor school. 

Results were particularly strong in the core subjects of English, mathematics and science (with 63%, 64% and 69% A*-C grades respectively) with 55% of students overall achieving five or more A*- C GCSE grades, including English and mathematics - an increase of nearly 20% on last year. 
Speaking about the results, outgoing Principal Robert Jackson said: “We are thrilled by the achievements of the students this year. In the autumn we laid down the challenge to our students to break all previous records in achievement and they have responded magnificently.
I am so proud each individual student and I am delighted that the results the young people have actually achieved will pave the way for their future studies and careers.”
Top performers from the academy included Jodie Farris who gained 3 A*s, 5 As and 2 Distinction* and Annie Shand who gained a A* and 5 As.
Incoming Principal, Carrie Beech said: “The GCSE results clearly demonstrate that the quality of teaching and learning and the aspirations of our students and staff are, with the support of the Brook Learning Trust, helping the Academy go from strength to strength. I am looking forward to a very positive future for The High Weald Academy".


Outgoing Principal, Robert Jackson congratulated students on their impressive A Level results, which include an 11% improvement on average point score per entry and a 97% pass rate for all A Level students.

The results included particularly strong outcomes in English Literature, English Language, Mathematics and Media Studies where 100% of students gained an A* - E pass. Overall 52% of students achieved a grade A* - C in their A Levels, with 58% of the English Language cohort achieving an A*- C pass.

BTEC students secured 100% pass rate across all subjects with 48% receiving a Distinction or Distinction*.

Robert Jackson, Principal at The High Weald Academy, which is part of the Brook Learning Trust, said: “I am delighted that the young people of The High Weald Academy have achieved such impressive results and wish to thank them and the staff for their hard work.”

“It is particularly gratifying to see such strong results in my last year as Principal of the academy.  I wish all students the very best in their future careers.”

Top performers from the academy include Ben O’Donnell who redesigned the academy’s website last year and gained a Distinction in BTEC ICT and a Distinction* in BTEC Business and Hospitality and is going on to Kingston University to study Computer Science.

Jessica Geary received three A Levels, including an A in English Language, a B in Photography and a C in Art. Jessica will continue her studies in English Language and Linguistics at university.

Maria Pereira currently training with the England Karate team gained a Distinction* in BTEC Hospitality, ICT and Public Services and is going to Canterbury Christ Church University to study Crime and Policing.

Results may be collected in person or by someone else provided they have full written authorisation from the student and have a valid form of photo identification such as a passport. 


Robert Jackson

Situated on the edge of Cranbrook, The High Weald Academy is an exciting and innovative 11-18 school which welcomes students of all abilities and aims to provide them with the skills and qualifications needed to turn them into confident and successful citizens.

In a rapidly changing world the Academy is committed to the relentless pursuit of excellence and the maintenance of the highest possible standards in both academic achievement and personal behaviour.  As a specialist sports college the Academy recognises the power of sport to transform learning and raise self esteem.  The sports leadership programme allows all students to develop their self-confidence by working with partner primary schools while the Academy’s highly successful farm is run by members of the student body.

The strength of The High Weald Academy is based around its commitment to working in partnership with others including local primary and secondary schools.  The High Weald Academy also benefits from the sponsorship of The Brook Learning Trust which offers nationally recognised leadership and training opportunities.  Above all the Academy recognises that  no student can be successful without support and encouragement from both school and home and the Academy’s open door policy allows any concerns to be addressed quickly and effectively.  We hope that you will want to join us on our journey and look forward to welcoming you to The High Weald Academy in the future.


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