GCSEs: Horsham and Shipley students among Brighton College high achievers

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Students from Horsham and Shipley were among youngsters at Brighton College who are celebrating outstanding GCSE results this morning (Thursday August 22).

Isabel Bryant, from Shipley, and Isabella Soames, from Horsham, were two of 34 pupils living in East or West Sussex who achieved nine A*s or more.

95.3 per cent of all Brighton College’s grades awarded were at A* or A. The college’s previous best ever was 91 per cent, achieved last year.

Headmaster Richard Cairns, said: “I think it is a proud moment for the city that a Brighton school can outperform much more selective schools in London and elsewhere in the South East.

“The boys and girls have obviously worked hard but they have never lost their sense of perspective.

“This is actually one of our strongest years for sport, drama and dance and I think this healthy balance of the academic and the extra-curricular has been the real key to their success.

“They are also just really nice people. I really do believe that if you have a kind, considerate and supportive environment, children will achieve more than you might expect. Happy children are, by and large, successful children.”

For reports on all the schools serving the Horsham district see our website today and next Thursday’s West Sussex County Times.