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A LEVELS: Skegness Grammar School celebrates success on A LEVEL results day

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  • 18th Mar 2021 15:01

A LEVELS: Skegness Grammar School celebrates success on A LEVEL results day

Sixth form students at Skegness Grammar School, part of the David Ross Education Trust are celebrating after receiving their long-awaited A-level results today.

Emma Day, Principal at Skegness Grammar School, said:

“I am incredibly proud of all of the year 13s at SGS. They have worked so hard over the past two years and their endeavours have clearly paid off. There are some exceptional individual results including: Sophie Mowbray who has achieved 3A*s and 1 A, Thomas Webster and Estelle Crossley both achieving 2 A*s and 2 As, and Cameron Hodgkinson with 1 A* and 2 As.

“This year’s results demonstrate that the school is going from strength to strength and that we are one of the leading grammar schools in the county for academic A level success. I continue to be proud of all the hard work and dedication of all the teachers and staff at SGS who have supported the students throughout their time at the school. We are absolutely delighted that so many of our pupils have gained places at their first-choice university, including Estelle Crossley studying Chemistry at Nottingham University, India Machin studying at Newcastle University, and Tom Wadsack going to Leeds university.”

There were plenty of smiles, hugs, laughter and tears of joy this morning at Skegness Grammar School, as students opened their results.

Jake Wattam is celebrating with A*, A and B and said:

“I got an A* in Chemistry, A in Maths and B in Biology. Maths was quite difficult to be honest, but I think that the Maths department we’ve got here has been outstanding and helped me the entire way through it. I’m going to UEA in Norwich to study Medicine.”

Another student, Sophie Mowbray got an amazing two A*s and an A. Sophie said:

“I got two A*s and an A which I’m quite happy about, but I would have preferred 3 A*s. It does mean that I got where I needed to go, which was Durham.”

Some students have achieved better results than expected, with Georgia Cakebread achieving A, B and C. Georgia said:

“I got ABC and I’m very happy with that. I was really not expecting a C in Biology at all so that is a very pleasant surprise, and I got into where I wanted to go, UEA.”

Thomas Webster also got a pleasant surprise with his results. Thomas achieved an A* and 2 As and said, “I’m quite shocked really, as I didn’t think I would get that much. My aim was always three As, then to get an A* and two As: I’ll take that.”

Mrs Lorraine Walker, Vice Principal at Skegness Grammar School, said:

“I am delighted by the excellent results achieved by our SGS A Level students. The wide spectrum of challenging university courses secured highlights the vast talent and positive impact these individuals can have on our world. It has been SGS’s pleasure to prepare these young adults for their exciting futures.”

Mr Tom Wardell, Assistant Principal & Head of Sixth Form at Skegness Grammar School, said:

“It’s been a pleasure to work with this year’s cohort. Their results are indicative of the work they’ve put in and the challenges they’ve overcome. I continue to be impressed with the level of academic achievement our students can achieve and it’s intensely rewarding seeing their ambitions being met as they begin their next stages; whether that be university, employment or other forms of study. I wish them every success in their future and all the best for the rest of their lives – Wardell out.”


As part of the David Ross Trust Education, Skegness Grammar School is committed to delivering academic excellence. Students also benefit from the trust’s pioneering enrichment programme, which provides an incredible range of inspirational learning experiences in sport, arts and music. Through an array of exciting opportunities, students are encouraged to develop their passions and discover their talents.

Rowena Hackwood, Chief Executive Officer at the David Ross Education Trust, said: “Today marks a new chapter in our students’ lives as they get ready for university, further education or step into their first job. Our mission is to broaden the horizons of young people through a world-class education. We are thrilled with our results this year and our students are outstanding young people who are a great credit to their local community and we wish them well.”

If you would like to study at Skegness Grammar School, please contact 01754 610000 or email