We are really proud of the last cohort of Year 11s to graduate from Banbury Academy before we become Wykham Park Academy on the 1st September 2018. Following our Good Ofsted judgement we watched them grow in confidence as we approached the exams. As everyone knows this year’s new GCSEs were incredibly challenging and our students rose to the occasion, working tirelessly until the end. Grade 9 is the new top grade and is designed to be even more demanding than the old A* grade. We are therefore thrilled with a significant number of upper ability students across the campus who achieved this across a range of subjects. As a campus we are also very pleased with the progress made by our disadvantaged students as we have narrowed the gap: this bucks the national picture. We also eagerly await the national figures as our English results are higher than last year’s national average and this curriculum area continues to perform strongly. We now look forward to welcoming over 50 students back into Year 12 to continue with their studies in our outstanding sixth form.