Students at Tuxford Academy, part of the Diverse Academies Trust, are celebrating another year of excellent results. Despite this being a very different year, it was evident from the atmosphere this morning, that this was an exciting milestone in their education – something they have worked hard towards in such exceptional circumstances.

Top achievers included Jake Trotter from Gamston, who has been awarded excellent grades in maths, further maths and physics. Jake will be taking up his place at Newcastle University to study physics. He said: “These results have set me on the right path for the rest of my life.”

Erin Jackson from Rampton, also achieved top grades in chemistry, maths and biology. Erin will be heading to the University of Leeds to study psychology. She said: “I have worked really hard during my A Levels and I’m really happy with my results. I can’t wait to start at Leeds University.”

Cara Bates from Walesby said she was “really happy with her results.” Cara gained A Levels in art and design, photography and history. She is going on to Nottingham College to do a foundation course in art and design. She said: “I worked really hard in post 16 and I’m looking forward to the next stage of my education.”

Continuing the trend, Archie Vaughan from Barnby in the Willows, achieved A Levels in history, English literature and French. Archie is going to the University of Edinburgh to study French and history. He said: “I am extremely happy to achieve such good results in a very unpredictable climate. I’m looking forward to going up north!”

Mr Jon Hardy, principal at Tuxford Academy said: “After what has been a very challenging year, I am very proud and pleased to see so many of our year 13 students go on to their chosen destinations. Throughout their time at the academy, I have been highly impressed by the dedication shown by all students, especially the resilience they have shown over the past few months. All students leaving today have bright futures ahead of them and I, along with all the staff at Tuxford Academy, wish every student the very best for the future.”

Miss Leanne Murphy, assistant principal for post 16 said “It has been lovely to see the students today. I was delighted to see them back in the academy to collect their results, so we could celebrate together their success and wish them well in their chosen pathway.”

The academy invites any students who are awaiting their GCSE results, who are interested in applying to Tuxford Post 16 to visit or contact