GCSE and A Level Results 2017

Alleyn's Boys and Girls Serve Up a Fantastic Set of GCSE Results 

Boys and girls at Alleyn’s School are celebrating today as we collect another outstanding set of public examination results. Following in the footsteps of the Sixth Formers who exceeded the School’s A Level records last week, our Year 11 leavers have picked up record-equalling results that include an impressive rise in the percentage of boys and girls achieving more than 10 A* grades.

A stunning 68% of all grades achieved were at A*, with an equally striking 92% of all grades at A* or A. Of the grades awarded to the 142 pupils who make up the 2017 cohort, a fantastic 99% were A*, A or B.

As befits one of the UK’s leading co-educational day schools, both our boys and girls performed exceptionally well. Notably, a significant 94 pupils achieved all A* and A grades, with 34 individual pupils securing 10 or more A* grades.

Alleyn’s, which will celebrate the 400th anniversary of its foundation in 2019, was one of the first major independent schools to become co-educational, back in 1976, making us one of the UK’s longest-established co-ed schools of our kind. We have a long history of high attainment and take pride in our ethos and caring community within which boys and girls learn, grow and succeed together.

Headmaster, Dr Gary Savage said: “Alleyn’s boys and girls have once again excelled themselves in public examinations, and everyone at School is hugely proud of what they have achieved. They are well and truly ready for the step-up to academic life in the Sixth Form, where they will also enjoy a multitude of co-curricular activities, enrichment opportunities, and lasting friendships. I firmly believe that it is this truly holistic approach, rooted in over forty years of whole-school co-education, which creates the exciting yet balanced environment in which students can secure record results at GCSE and A Level year after year. We are immensely pleased for and proud of them all.”

Head of Middle School, Mel Joel said: “We congratulate all of our boys and girls for their hard work. This is a fantastic set of results that truly reflects their commitment to, and enjoyment of, their learning here at Alleyn’s. We really are delighted with their achievement, and look forward to continued enthusiasm and success as they progress to the Upper School.”

Educational observers hold Alleyn’s in high regard for its extensive enrichment and co-curricular programmes as well as its academic prowess. We count a number of high-achievers and household names amongst our alumni, and each year sixth-formers progress to some of the top universities and centres of specialist learning in the UK and beyond.

The Independent Schools Inspectorate says of our community: “The pupils’ personal development is outstanding”.

Alleyn’s Celebrates Record A Level Success

Co-education is a recipe for success as our boys and girls exceed school records

Sixth Formers and staff are smiling today as they achieved the School’s best ever A* results.

Of the grades achieved by the 154 students who form the 2017 Year 13 cohort, 41% were A* grades and 77% were A* or A. Overall an impressive 93% of all grades achieved were A*, A, or B. It was a standout performance for our School, with nearly 60% of the boys and girls achieving at least 3 A grades, and 29 individual students gaining 3 A* grades or better.

Headmaster, Dr Gary Savage said: “I am delighted for our boys and girls, their parents, and for our community all of whom work so hard to support, steer and encourage the students to enable them to achieve such fantastic outcomes. Our Leavers of 2017 have achieved a record-breaking proportion of A* grades, which is incredibly impressive. Crucially, all our boys and girls also leave us with a kind and positive outlook, strengthened over the years by our enduring school ethos which equally values the co-curriculum, the building of character and the forging of lifelong friendship. Alleyn’s is undoubtedly one of the very best co-educational schools in the country, and as such it is especially pleasing that our boys and girls performed equally well. I am very proud indeed of what is being achieved here.”

Alleyn’s has a long record of high attainment and we are recognised as one of the UK’s premier co-educational day schools. Each year our leavers progress to some of the top universities and specialist schools in the UK and across the world.

Head of Upper School, Dr Rob Atkinson said: “We are incredibly pleased for our students and proud of their personal achievements. Already, 92% of our boys and girls have accepted places at UK and overseas universities or on other specialist courses, and we are confident that today marks the beginning of an exciting future for them. We wish them all the best for the adventures and opportunities ahead and have high hopes for their future success.”

Alleyn’s, which will celebrate the 400th anniversary of its foundation in 2019, was one of the first schools of its kind to become fully co-educational back in 1976. We take pride in our ethos and caring community within which boys and girls can learn together. Pupils benefit from extensive co-curricular opportunities, alongside pioneering programmes such as our Alleyn’s Learner Pathway that encourages their love of learning and an understanding of their personal learning styles.

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