Greg Hands congratulates Sixth Formers on their A Level Results

Member of Parliament for Chelsea and Fulham, Greg Hands, has congratulated sixth formers at schools in his constituency as they received their A Level results on Thursday, 13 August. Indeed, Greg is pleased to see that both parts of his constituency have reason to celebrate.

In the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Cllr Emma Will, the Cabinet Member for Education, said: “This is a fantastic set of results with some really wonderful individual achievements amongst them. They are testament to the dedication and professionalism of the teachers and the hard work of the students.”

In particular, Chelsea Academy is celebrating its best set of results, achieving 53 per cent of its marks at grades A* to B, with the results for English, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, and languages being of note. Established in 2009, Chelsea Academy is funded by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and the Church of England, and specialises in science.

Recognising his students’ achievements, Matt Williams, Principal of Chelsea Academy, said: “I am delighted with the outstanding success of our students’ A-level results. The work that the students and staff have put in over the past two years has paid off with the best set of A-level results we have seen at Chelsea Academy.”

In Hammersmith and Fulham, Headteacher of Lady Margaret School, Sally Whyte, is said to be delighted that her Sixth Formers achieved a one hundred per cent pass-rate, with sixty-seven per cent of students achieving grades of A* to B. A good number can now look forward to going up to Oxford and Cambridge, as well as other prestigious universities. Established in 1917, the Church of England’s Lady Margaret School was awarded specialist schools status as a Mathematics & Computing College in September 2003, and then became an academy in September 2012.

Reports also suggest that the results were strong at the London Oratory School, one of the country’s leading Catholic schools, which will no doubt please Headmaster David McFadden.

Greg Hands looks forward to further success for Chelsea and Fulham on Thursday, 20 August, when the GCSE results are released.