Students at Priory Community School – an Academy - are celebrating after once again producing a great set of GCSE results.

Priory’s results this year for English, English literature and maths were all above the national results once again in a year which has seen the introduction of new 9-1 GCSE grades in place of the A*-G grades for these subjects. 


Students have risen to this additional challenge and 68% have achieved a pass in English, 76% in English literature and 75% in maths.

Schools have new key measures to indicate their performance, based on the number of students who gain a pass in English and maths. Some 66% of PCSA students gained an English and maths pass grade 4 or above, with 33% of students gaining an English and maths pass grade 5 or above.

Success stories include Joel Crinson who gained a total of 7 grade 9 or A* grades.

Jane McBride, Principal at PCSA, said, “I am immensely proud of our students and staff. Students at PCSA know just how important these results are to their future.  “They have truly attained excellent results across the board and these are a reflection of the commitment Year 11 have shown throughout their time at Priory.  They will all face a bright future with these results to back them up.”

Neville Coles, a National Leader in Education and the Executive Principal of both PCSA and WCSA through The Priory Learning Trust said: “It is great to see both schools in North Worle now doing so well. This year has seen significant changes in the exam system which has produced big challenges for students, staff and parents.

“We are delighted with our outcomes and we will improve again next year. It is worth remembering school is not just about exam results. We are absolutely committed to ensure that at both Priory and Worle we continue our very long tradition of sport, drama, music and trips – such activities are a very important part of what good schools do. We thank parents, carers, governors and all in our community for the great support.”