Principal’s Blog, GCSE Results Day

Today has been a very happy day at Hazeley, there has been a great buzz as the Year 11 students opened up their results. We are thrilled with the grades that they have achieved, but even more proud of the way in which they earned them: working with the staff to develop themselves into rounded young people full of character, confidence and creativity. Very Hazeley!

These attributes, combined with their excellent examination outcomes will help them to not only access the next stage of their education, but to become amazing versions of themselves, taking on and enjoying important roles in our local community and beyond.

Of course we have the odd student who has hit a bump in the road, as always, staff will work closely with them and their families to help pick them up, dust them off and make the most of the situation they find themselves in, this is also part of the Hazeley way. If you have a particular student query that you do not feel has been resolved then please do not hesitate to contact Miss Whiteman on

Our initial analysis suggests that our headline measure of Progress 8 is yet again very positive. Importantly, there continues to be a consistency across subjects and subgroups of students, underlining how students of all ability levels and backgrounds do well at Hazeley compared to “normal” schools.

As you know the results top off a year in which we received a glowing OFSTED report, have provided a richer curriculum full of deep experiences and vibrant events such as drop down days, school productions, sport activities and trips stretching across Europe and beyond. We have had another year in which staff have gone above and beyond to support students at all levels academically and pastorally.

Our partnership with Shenley Brook End as part of the 5 Dimensions Trust has been important in helping us maintain the consistency of outcomes at a time in which many schools are facing turbulence, this security is an important factor in helping us grow such wonderful young people.

We are arguably in our best position in terms of the quality of our teaching, pastoral support, staffing, leadership and support teams. However, the best part is that there is a real sense that the best is yet to come!

Enjoy the rest of the summer break, we are looking forward to your sons and daughters joining us again in September after our 80s themed training days – I am sure we will be sharing some interesting tweets!

Mr Nelson