Exam Results

GCSE – 2021

The Grove School celebrates great achievements

The Grove School celebrates outstanding achievements for students this summer with their GCSE results. We are delighted to see that our students have shown amazing determination and resilience in the last 18 months leading to well-deserved results that will equip them well for their future.

We look forward to welcoming many of our students back to Grove Sixth Form which also celebrated tremendous results earlier this week with all our students securing their first choice of university.

Headteacher of The Grove School, Sonia Taylor added: “We are immensely proud of all the work and achievements of our students, especially after such a difficult and disrupted year. Our teachers have worked tirelessly to ensure students are all able to progress onto further education and study, and we look forward to seeing what they will achieve in the future.”

Applications for The Grove Sixth Form are still open for September 2021 and details can be found on the website groveschoolmarketdrayton.co.uk.

The Open Evening for new intakes for September 2022 will take place on 30 September 2021. Mrs Taylor will showcase the school facilities and introduce the team that worked hard to make these results happen. More information can be found on our website groveschoolmarketdrayton.co.uk.


A Level – 2021

Success for The Grove Sixth Form after challenging year

Students at The Grove Sixth Form are celebrating outstanding achievements.

Students have worked incredibly hard and shown great strength of character, resilience, adaptability and determination.

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.

Andy Rayner, Head of Sixth Form commented: “Our fantastic facility has adapted to meet the needs of all of our students during a difficult year. They have shown resilience and adaptability experiencing both face-to-face learning and remote lessons. The results are a testament to how they have transitioned between the two. Many of our students have moved from The Grove School and all benefit from continuous study. Well done to all of our students.”

Headteacher of The Grove School, Sonia Taylor added: “We are immensely proud of all the work and achievements of our students, especially after such a difficult and disrupted year. Our teachers have worked tirelessly to ensure students are all able to progress onto further education and study, and we look forward to seeing what they will achieve in the future.”

Applications for The Grove Sixth Form are still open for September 2021 and details can be found on the website groveschoolmarketdrayton.co.uk.


Key Stage 4 Performance Tables 2019 

Progress 8 Score -0.32 Attainment 8 Score 41%
Percentage of pupils achieving a strong pass (grade 5 or above) in English and Maths at the end of Key Stage 4 34% Percentage of pupils entering the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) 13%
Percentage of pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) at a standard pass 13% Percentage of pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) at a good pass 34%

School and College Performance tables are available here.

Key Stage 5 Performance tables are available here.

2019 GCSE results – Strong partnerships breed success

The Grove School, Market Drayton offers a balance of academic progress and tailored pastoral support which is shown in the GCSE results where students and staff are celebrating.

The staff work closely with students to offer tailored support in order to ensure each and every student reaches their potential. The best results have been seen where there is an effective working relationship between the student, teacher and parents; they work together in order to ensure the student gets the best from their education and has resulted in those students exceeding their challenging targets.

It is exciting to see the top performing students continue their education in The Grove Sixth Form from September offering a continuity in education which leads to many studying at top universities.

Headteacher of The Grove School, Sonia Taylor added: “I am so proud that all students and staff have worked so hard which is evident in the results achieved. Many results have been achieved with the full support of parents working closely with the school. We have a specialised team here at The Grove School meaning we can offer every student a first class education”

The Open Evening will take place on 3rd October which prospective parents and the community are invited to. Mrs Taylor will showcase the school facilities and introduce the team that worked hard to make these results happen. More information can be found on our website.

Notable achievements:

Leia Taylor 2 x Grade 7, 3 x Grade 8, 5 x Grade 9 and an A in Further Maths

Max Tabor 1 x Grade 6, 4 x Grade 7, 4 x Grade 8 and an A* in Further Maths

Tom Heather 1 x Grade 6, 6 x Grade 7, 3 x Grade 8 and an A in Further Maths

Edison Lee 2 x Grade 6, 2 x Grade 7, 3 x Grade 8, 1 x Grade 9 and an A in Further Maths

Letitia Lovatt 2 x Grade 6, 4 x Grade 7, 1 x Grade 8, 2 x Grade 9, A* in Further Maths and Distinction* in Sport

Dan Astbury 3 x Grade 5, 5 x Grade 7, 2 x Grade 8, B in Further Maths and Distinction* in Sport

2019 Post 16 results

The Grove School, Market Drayton is continuing the great achievements within the Marches Academy Trust with a fantastic set of A level results. Students and staff are celebrating 100% pass rate in many subjects across the 16 offered.

Students will follow a varied pathway from Sixth Form with some continuing their study at university in subjects such as Biology, Geography, History, Sports Science, Accountancy and Business Management. Whilst others will start careers in Agriculture, Farming and Mechanical Engineering. 

Andy Rayner, Head of Sixth Form commented: “The students have worked so hard and that is evident in the results they have achieved. We have a great facility offering a wide range of extra-curricular activities making the Sixth Form appealing to students leaving The Grove School to continue their studies in our onsite Sixth Form”.

Headteacher of The Grove School, Sonia Taylor added: “I am extremely proud of the results our students have achieved this year. The Grove Sixth Form has a great team of specialist staff to support students through their studies. The continuation of study from The Grove School to the Sixth Form offers huge benefits and that is clear from the results achieved. I wish every student a happy and successful future”.

Notable achievements:

Niamh Hurley E, B, B, B, A

Megan Ainsworth C, B, B, A

Thomas O’Brien C, B, A

Katy Newton D, C, B, B

Jemima Blank D, Distinction*

Deana Hayward E, Merit, Distinction*

Amelia Jinks D, Distinction, Distinction*