The Oaks Academy is delighted with its continued improvement in GCSE results

Students and staff are celebrating their excellent GCSE results at the Oaks Academy today. Students have worked exceptionally hard, demonstrating fantastic resilience to gain these results.

Students’ efforts have seen them achieve the academy’s best English and maths grades in the past five years, and above the last published national averages for a strong pass in these subjects. Results have continued to improve across the Academy, particularly in Science, Hospitality and Catering, Sports Studies, Spanish and Chinese.

Headteacher Peter Kingdom congratulated the students on their hard work and well-deserved success: “These results represent a tremendous achievement for the students who have worked incredibly hard to achieve this level of success. I would also like to commend the efforts of the staff, who have provided the individual care and attention that has enabled so many of our students to meet and, in many cases, exceed their personal targets.”

There are so many high achieving students this year but special mention goes to Bethany Wallace who achieved 8 grade 9s and two grade 8s, John Bailey who achieved 7 grade 9s along with a grade 8 and a grade 7, Lily Howles with 2 grade 9s, 2 grade 8s, a level 2 distinction amongst her fantastic grades, Kelly Wu also achieved above target in all her subjects alongside receiving 1 grade 9, 2 grade 8s, a level 2 distinction*.


Year 11 (2020), was certainly a year to remember and we have never been more proud of a Year 11 cohort. Throughout their time at the Academy they showed themselves to be hard working, conscientious and motivated to achieve the best results possible. Their hard work paid off in the centre assessed grades they received in August, which meant they were able to go on to the destinations of their choice. What we have been most impressed with is the RESILIENCE they have shown in the face of such adversity and we know this is something that will stand them in good stead for the years to come.

As regards overall school performance, as you will be aware, performance data was not collected and comparative tables not collated for 2019 – 2020 as a result of COVID:19. Trustees of The Learning Alliance expressed their gratitude and congratulations to staff on a successful year in our improvement journey.