Students from Tuxford Academy, part of the Diverse Academies Trust, are looking forward to bright futures after today’s GCSE results.

Today was about celebrating the hard work of students, as well as acknowledging the support and commitment of Tuxford Academy staff – underpinning the academy motto of ‘Excellence through teamwork.’

Notable successes included Samuel Barr of Retford who gained two grade 9s, 5 grade 8s and three grade 7s. Samuel will take up his place at Tuxford Academy sixth form to study maths, chemistry, biology and Spanish. On receiving his results, Samuel said: “It was hard work, but it was worth it.”

Oliver Brown of Tuxford is also celebrating his success “with a Chinese takeaway” after a fantastic set of results. Oliver gained three grade 9s, two grade 8s and four grade 7s. He will be staying on at Tuxford to study product design, maths, further maths and physics.

Hard work paid off for Megan Walters of Retford too, who managed to secure four grade 9s, three grade 8s and two grade 6s. Commenting on her results, Megan said: “I am very happy!”

With four grade 9s, three grade 8s and two grade 7s, Sinead Franzreb will be moving to the Netherlands to attend the International Baccalaureate school at Den Hague. Sinead said: “I am so happy with the opportunities Tuxford gave me.”

Continuing the success, Georgina Ward of North Muskham achieved three grade 9s, four grade 8s and three grade 7s. Georgina, who “put a lot of effort in” to her studies will be continuing her education at Tuxford, where she will study maths, psychology and biology.

Another top achiever was Grace Crooks from Ompton, who gained eight great 9’s, a grade 8 and a grade 7. Grace said: “I am so, so pleased, I didn’t expect them to be so good.” Grace will continue her studies in biology, chemistry and maths at Southwell Minster.

Mr Jon Hardy, principal at Tuxford Academy said: “What a strange year it has been! I am incredibly proud of all our students collecting their GCSE results today – the hard work and dedication has really paid off. Each and every year, students at the academy show such commitment in everything they do, and this year has been no exception.

“I wish each and every student luck and happiness in the future, whether they are continuing their studies with us, or if they are pursuing their education elsewhere.”

The academy invites any students yet to secure a place with a post 16 provider to visit or to email