We are delighted to see so many of our Sixth Form students go on to achieve some amazing university places and as the UCAS messages came through amidst Results Day there were only more and more reasons to smile through the day.

The courses taken up mean that our society is going to benefit from Friary School and Friary families contributing doctors and nurses, lawyers and criminologists, accountants and mathematicians, interior designers and fashion designers, sports therapists and social workers, teachers and coaches, forensic scientists and zoologists, psychologists and philosophers, and plenty more besides.

Diana Silvana-Signer (A*, A*, A*) has successfully gained a place at Oxford University to study Experimental Psychology having built on some superb GCSE results and maintained the sharp, yet calm mind-set that has always impressed everyone.

Charlotte Neal and Emma Burns (see photo) have successfully secured places to study Law (Warwick) and Medicine (Plymouth) having gained 5 A*s and 3 As between them. Both have been exemplary students since Year 7 and have never failed to impress.

Alongside these female successes, we are thrilled for Dylan Wenman (A*, A, A, A) heading off to the University of Birmingham to study Mathematics, Ben Wykes (A*, A*, A B) also going to Birmingham to study Physics, Conor Preston (with A*, A, A B) travelling to the University of Cardiff to study Mathematics, and Harry O’Donnell (achieving A, A, A, A) going off to the University of Bristol to study Economics & Finance.

Elsewhere, our Head Boy (Dylan Wynne – A, A, A) and Head Girl (Charlie Bannister – A, B, Dist*) achieved superb grades having also done brilliant jobs as school leaders throughout a hectic year for them.

Helen Barratt, Head of Sixth Form, said: “We put a great deal of effort into supporting of students with their UCAS applications though of course they have the tough job of getting the necessary grades. It is always fantastic to see things finally drop into place on Results Day as their grades toll in, then the university confirmations appear on their phones too.”

Matt Allman, Headteacher, added: “We love to see the broad range of courses our students head off to do and see the scale of the impact they have on the world around them. It will be great to hear how Megan Plover gets on with Interior Design (Cardiff Met), how Holly Baugh shines in Zoology (Nottingham Trent), and how Jacob Foster thrives in Fashion Design (East London). The world is their oyster and we know we’ll hear great things in years to come.”