Year 11 students at Cheadle Hulme High School returned to school after months of lockdown to collect their GCSE results.


Observing social distancing, students arrived to pick up their results and plan their next educational steps, with many staying on at CHHS’s 6thForm to study for A Levels.


Year 11 students were sent home in March when the coronavirus pandemic saw all UK schools close their doors.


Today the school was celebrating an exceptional set of results with many students achieving top grades. Cara and Rebecca, pictured, both achieved straight 9s.


Dave Brown, CHHS’s Head of School, said: “Following the abrupt end to our Year 11s’ school journey when school was closed in March, and the recent uncertainty of how grades would be organised, it’s great to welcome them back.


“Over the five years they spent with us we’ve been privileged to see them grow into hard-working, confident young adults who fully deserve the excellent results they have received today. As with every one of our students we want them all to be able to open the door to the future of their choice.


“I look forward to welcoming many of this year’s Year 11 into the Cheadle Hulme Sixth Form next month.”


Cheadle Hulme High School is part of the Laurus Trust. CEO Linda Magrath said: “It is our continued belief that for so many years there simply hasn’t been a level playing field for students who are educated in the state sector. As Cheadle Hulme High School continues to show, even under the extreme circumstances of 2020, that ‘norm’ is being challenged every day.”