Chellaston Academy is delighted to report, once again, outstanding achievements by its students in their post-16 qualifications this summer.

Chellaston Academy Headteacher, Ryan Metters, said: “We are immensely proud of all the achievements of our students, especially after such a difficult and disrupted year. They have earned their grades through exceptional resilience, incredible hard work, and total commitment to their studies. Our teachers have worked tirelessly, with great expertise and trust, to ensure students are all able to progress onto their chosen courses and destinations, including degree apprenticeships, university courses, and the world of work. We wish each and every one of them the very best and we look forward to seeing what they will achieve in the future.”

A total of 13 students achieved the very highest grades in each subject that they studied. For example, Matthew Bojarski secured Biology A*, Chemistry A* and Maths A* and will undertake a degree in Medicine at the University of Bristol. Annalyse Buchan secured top grades in Fine Art A* and BTEC Art Double Award Distinction* and will go on to study Photography at the University of Derby. Sophie Bayliss achieved top grades in Business A*, Economics A*, Maths A* and BTEC IT Distinction* and will study Business and Management at the University of York.

Furthermore, top grades were also achieved by Jack Foster A* A* A*, Charlie Green A* A* A*, Rebecca Harris, A* A* A*, Keeley Kenmuir-Hogg A* A* A*, Anant Madhugiri A* A* A*, Samuel Novak A* A* A*, Jack Pope A* A* A*, Amelia Reay A* A* A*, Nathan Sweeney A* A* A*, and Amy Wingfield A* Distinction* Distinction*.

This year, following the cancellation of exams, grades were awarded through a process of teacher assessed grades, against a national standard and approved and awarded by the exam boards. The government is not publishing performance data for any schools or colleges this year due to the varying impact of the pandemic.

Our commitment and care to the whole child is underpinned by a strong partnership between teachers, students, and parents/carers. This partnership has been invaluable in both securing academic success and supporting the health and wellbeing of each young person as we have navigated a global pandemic.

Edward Moore, Assistant Headteacher Head of Sixth Form, Chellaston Academy stated that “We are incredibly proud of our Year 13 students and the way they have approached their studies over past two years, in what have been enormously challenging circumstances.  We are absolutely delighted that their hard work and dedication has paid off.  We wish them all the best on whatever path they have chosen.”

Sandra Fletcher, Chair of Governors, at Chellaston Academy also said that “The results achieved by the students are testament to hard work and effort of the staff and students at Chellaston Academy working closely together to achieve success. We are thrilled with how they have performed and wish every student the best for the next step in their lives.”

On behalf of everyone at Chellaston Academy, well done to all of our departing Year 13 students for all your hard work throughout your courses; it has been a privilege to have known you all and we wish you all the best for the future.

Ryan Metters


Chellaston Academy