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Academic Success for Wolgarston GCSE Students

Students are celebrating a superb set of GCSE results at Wolgarston High School in Penkridge. Not only did students achieve top-drawer grades in the core subjects of English, Maths and Science, but they also continued the trend across a broad range of the foundation subjects.

Headteacher Philip Tapp said, “I am particularly proud of our dedicated students and expert teachers who worked hand-in-hand to achieve these excellent results. At Wolgarston we have developed a real reputation for delivering success and this year is no different.

“I am especially delighted to see such notable success in core subjects and this is down to teachers delivering great lessons and students backing it up with good old hard-work. Our English department is a case in point; nationally English has long-since been a subject that has split groups, whether that be gender, prior attainment or social background, however at Wolgarston we have recorded a stunning 90% of boys having passed and 92% of girls. This goes to show that our team of fantastic English teachers know exactly what they are doing and have their students completely on board.”


  • 82% of students passed both English and Maths
  • 77% of students passed two or more Sciences
  • 85% passed Maths
  • 91% passed English (90% boys, 92% girls)
  • 76% passed History or Geography

Wolgarston Sixth Form A Level and BTEC Results

This year we have seen real strength in depth across all subject areas – from the core academic subjects through to the vocational. This demonstrates a strong attitude to learning coupled with robust and well-designed teaching from our expert staff. With three quarters of students gaining places at the universities of their choice and the remaining quarter entering higher-level apprenticeships and employment, our former students can be assured that their qualifications will be the keys to open doors to fantastic careers.

Our average point score is strong – once again bettering the national average – and this year we were really pleased to see such a high pass-rate. A number of students showed real grit and determination, battling their way to ensure that 99.4% of all entries passed. We’ve also recorded some excellent results at the top end. 15% of students achieved 3 or more A or A* grades or Triple Distinctions.


We would like to congratulate all students for their hard work and commitment.


We know that life can be frantic, but you want to choose the very best education for yourself and your child. With this in mind we welcome you to join us to see the school in full-flight and to discover what we are doing at Wolgarston that makes us the stand-out choice at GCSE and A Level.

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Wolgarston High School is part of Penk Valley Academy Trust, a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales, number 11124272


Latest News

May 16, 2019 | Wolgarston High School appoints new Headteacher

Jo Fairclough is set to take over the reins as Headteacher at Wolgarston High School, Penkridge from September.


March 29, 2019 | Philip Tapp to step down as headteacher of Wolgarston High School

After 14 very successful years leading Wolgarston High School, our current Head, Philip Tapp, will be stepping down as headteacher in September to allow him to concentrate fully on his role as Chief Executive of Penk Valley Academy Trust.





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