Staff delighted at A-level success for Kings Priory pupils

Kings Priory School students Georgia Scurfield and Alice Buhaenko who secured places at Oxford University to read Chemistry and Music.
Kings Priory School students Georgia Scurfield and Alice Buhaenko who secured places at Oxford University to read Chemistry and Music.
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Staff and students at Kings Priory School are celebrating top A-level results.

The Tynemouth school, sponsored by the Woodard Academies Trust, secured the best average grade for all schools in North Tyneside.

And staff are looking forward to welcoming pupils to the Sixth Form in September when the new Sixth Form Centre will be in use.

Principal Gill Hewlett said: “I am delighted and so proud of all of our pupils.

“Their achievements have resulted in us being the highest performing school per entry in North Tyneside for A-level. Over 90 per cent of pupils gained places in Higher Education.”

She added: “It is therefore very exciting to know that shortly Kings Priory School sixth formers will benefit from our new Sixth Form Centre.

“I would like to extend my thanks to all of our parents, families, staff and community who have supported our pupils and the School.”

This year group are the first cohort to have completed two years in the Sixth Form of the newly established all-through school.

Georgia Scurfield, the school’s Head Girl, is going to Oxford to read Chemistry.

Alice Buhaenko, who only joined the school in September 2013, is going to read Music at Worcester College, Oxford.

Tom Rickards, who has not missed a single day at the King’s School or Kings Priory School, will be reading Biochemistry at Newcastle University.

Mrs Hewlett said: “It is unusual for any student not to have some sort of illness that keeps them off school at some point but Tom has not missed a day in 14 years.

“He is a remarkable young man who plays sport, raises money for charity and served as a senior student in the sixth form.

“We are very proud of Tom and all our sixth formers as they get their results.”

Head of senior school Philip Sanderson, who also coaches Oxbridge students, said: “Both Georgia and Alice have worked incredibly hard and have been an inspiration to peers and staff alike.

“It is very heartening for us as a school to be able to provide opportunities and the best support for pupils who have either been here for all of their school career, like Georgia, and those, like Alice, who joined us less than two years ago for Sixth Form.

“Their places at Oxford are exceptionally well-deserved and we know they will make fine undergraduates. We wish them every success.”