Hackney students celebrate success on GCSE results day

Students across the borough were celebrating today after receiving their GCSE results.

The overall Year 11 results are up from last year, with Hackney once again likely to exceed the national average results by 5 percentage points. We are so proud of our students whose determination to succeed has paid off despite the disruption caused by the Covid pandemic to their GCSE studies.

Mayor of Hackney Philip Glanville, Deputy Mayor Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Director of Education Annie Gammon, and Group Director for Children and Education Jacquie Burke, visited local schools in the morning to congratulate students on their efforts.

The Mayor joined students at the new City of London Academy Shoreditch Park, one of many successful schools in the borough, where 88% of students received passing grades in English and Maths, approximately 20% higher than the expected national average. 

 Philip Glanville, Mayor of Hackney

I am delighted to be here today to join the students in collecting their GCSE results. This is a particularly special moment for City Academy Shoreditch Park as this is their first ever set of GCSE results since opening in 2017 and moving last year to a permanent, brand new school building built by the Council. I congratulate everyone involved for establishing the school as an exceptional centre of learning in the borough that delivers an outstanding educational experience. 

Despite the disruption caused by Covid, young people across the borough have once again excelled, achieving results above the national average, which I also saw first hand at Bridge Academy. A big thank you to Hackney’s incredible teachers and all those inside and outside of school who have dedicated their time to supporting young people through their exams and helping them achieve their full potential.

Philip Glanville, Mayor of Hackney

Deputy Mayor Cllr Anntoinette Bramble visited Stoke Newington School and Skinners’ Academy, which was celebrating its most successful set of GCSE results ever.

Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Education, Young People and Children's Social Care

Congratulations to all our students for their hard work. In Hackney we are always so proud of our young people for the way they strive for success. We would also like to say a big thank you to our schools and their staff for the incredible work they put in to help their students be the best they can be, and to all the parents and carers who provide their valuable support. 

Hackney has a tremendous range of sixth forms and colleges for students to choose from, so we wish all students well with their next steps for their future and hope that they go on to achieve their goals.

Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Education, Young People and Children's Social Care

Schools are continuing to provide support and advice about careers, training and further education. Students should contact their school if they have questions about their results or their future plans. Hackney colleges, Bsix and New City College, are offering additional enrolment slots, alongside the Hackney school sixth forms.

There is a wide range of support available in the borough to those receiving their exam results and deciding on their next step. The Youth Employment Hub at New City College is relaunching on 19 September and will be running information sessions supported by Hackney Works. Dipped in Creativity is running a Map Your Career event at the Hoxton Opportunity Hub and JCP-led jobs fairs will also be taking place for those interested in 121 sessions with a work coach to discuss their career options. For more information email sparkchange@hackney.gov.uk.

Further careers advice and employment support is available for young people at: 

Notes to editors

In addition to the schools above many schools either sustained very high achievement or improved considerably from 2019 including Cardinal Pole, Clapton Girls' Academy, Haggerston, Mossbourne Community Academy and Mossbourne Victoria Park, Our Lady's High School, Skinners Academy, The Bridge Academy, City of London Academy, The Petchey Academy, The Urswick School and Waterside Academy.