GCSE Results Day 2019


It has been another year of academic success at Fulneck School, with the pupils’ “Work hard, be kind” ethos seeing them rewarded with some excellent results.

Over a third of entries were awarded the top 7-9 grades and 52% gained 6-9, an increase of 4% on last year. Particularly impressive were the results in Spanish where 100% of pupils achieved 8s and 9s. Maths and the sciences continue to be stand-out subjects at Fulneck. This year, they were also joined by History and Geography in achieving over 50% 7-9s.

There were some superb individual performances too, including top performing day pupil Georgia Swift, who achieved four grade 9’s, four grade 8’s and a grade 7.  Georgia achieved her outstanding results alongside a hectic sporting schedule inside and outside of school, including playing netball for both the school, league side Shipley Swifts and representing West Yorkshire.  She said, “I am so happy with my results and really surprised about some of them, particularly Physics.  It has made choosing my A Level choices at Fulneck even harder now.”

Another outstanding performance came from Ethan Newman, who suffers from the rare medical condition, Pectus Carinatum.  Ethan’s treatment has involved wearing a chest brace for 23 hours a day, for the last 12 months, taking it off only to sit his exams.  His achievements include one grade 9, three grade 8’s and a grade 7 and are testament to his resilience and determination in what has been a challenging year.  He hopes to raise awareness of the condition and help build the confidence of other young people affected by it.

The top performing boy at Fulneck this year was Mathew Butcher, who achieved one grade 9, one grade 8 and 5 grade 7’s.

Principal, Paul Taylor, congratulated the pupils on their all-round achievements and looked forward to their continuing success in the Fulneck Sixth Form: “I have total admiration for our pupils who continue to thrive in the classroom in spite of the increased rigour of the new GCSE qualifications. More importantly, I have been delighted with the pupils in this year group who have bought into our ethos of “Work hard, be kind” with such commitment. Our Sixth Form, with its provision for A Levels and Btecs, and small class sizes, will now give the pupils the opportunity to specialise and make key decisions on their future careers. It will also continue to give opportunities for them to develop their sense of moral responsibility for all those around them.”

Fulneck School is a co-educational independent school for pupils between the ages of 3 and 18. Enquiries about places for September 2019 should be made to Deborah Ward at djw@fulneckschool.co.uk or on 0113 257 0235


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