Aug 24 2011 By Editor
Ruislip High School GCSE results
RUISLIP High School has celebrated its first ever GCSE results, five years after opening.
Retiring headteacher John Goulborn said that with 81 per cent of pupils gaining five or more A*-C grades, the school had matched all of the targets that were set for it when it opened in 2006.
He told the Gazette: "The results justify the decision to establish a traditional curriculum and shows the dedication of the staff who work here."
Ruislip Manor Councillor Douglas Mills (Con), who chairs the governing body, added: "The staff have done an exceptional job for five years, while they haven't had any public results to go on.
"Our results will help the borough move up in the league tables and that is a justification of the investment Hillingdon Council has made."
The school will expand in September 2012 with an extra 30 pupils. The first sixth form pupils start next month.
Three of them will be 16-year-olds Aimee Johnson, who got three A*s, seven As and one B; Bonnie Lancaster, who got four A*s and six As; and Karanjeet Sagoo, who got four A*s and nine As in his GCSEs.
Bonnie said: "Because we were the first year group here we got to know the teachers more than we would in any other school and we feel like we have made the school what it is."
Ruislip High's standout statistic in its first GCSE haul was that no single pupil scored lower than a B grade in biology.
"We have had some great teachers who have made the subject very enjoyable," Bonnie explained.
Picture: Bonnie Lancaster, Aimee Johnson and Karanjeet Sagoo.