Tapton School Academy Trust

GCSE Results - We are delighted with the performance of our students

At a time of immense government driven qualification change we are delighted with the overall performance of the students in year eleven across Tapton School Academy Trust. This is a testament to the hard work and resilience of the students, excellent teaching and of course strong support from families.

These are the highest stakes exams that young people have ever faced with new and more challenging content, examinations and no past papers to give reassurance.


We are pleased to share the strong results across the 3 secondaries in our family: Chaucer, Forge Valley and Tapton.


Headteachers from each of the schools commented.


Kat Rhodes and Adrian May at Tapton said “We’re really proud of every student in this lovely year group. Tapton’s tradition of strong academic performance has continued with outstanding progress across all subjects. 68% of students achieved a strong pass in both English and Maths and over a quarter of all students achieved at least one of the more challenging grade 9s.”


Dale Barrowclough at Forge Valley said “We are delighted with the continued strong performance and improvement at Forge Valley. These results reflect the hard work of both staff and students alike, and the excellent support students and the school receive from parents. We are especially pleased for our pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds whose exam results, and therefore life chances, have markedly improved.”


Scott Burnside at Chaucer said “We are pleased to report strong improvement in our results. This is due to the hard work and dedication of students, parents and staff. Notable improvement areas include EBacc, English standard pass, Maths and a 10% increase in Science strong pass rate. These confirm the improving performance at Chaucer School. We wish all Chaucer students well as they move on.”


These strong results across the board will most importantly allow students to move on to great destinations and realise their life chances and dreams.