Year 11 pupils across Dunmow and surrounding areas are celebrating GCSE results day.

Keep checking back throughout the day for updates as more results come in.

Felsted School

Pupils at Felsted had "plenty to celebrate" with their GCSE results this summer, with 40 per cent of all grades 9-7, 80 per cent 9-5, and 92 per cent 9-4.

Dunmow Broadcast: Felsted pupils celebrated their GCSE resultsFelsted pupils celebrated their GCSE results (Image: Felsted School)

Headteacher Chris Townsend said: "There are some exceptional results this year, with four students achieving 10 or more 9 grades and as many as 15 students getting at least six GCSEs at grade 8 or 9 (the old A*). 

"There are also many others whose achievements reflect the brilliant progress that has been made.

Dunmow Broadcast: Felsted Year 11s celebrated their GCSE resultsFelsted Year 11s celebrated their GCSE results (Image: Felsted School)

"Achieving these results after the disruption to their education of the last few years is a credit to the effort of all the teaching staff, pastoral support, parental commitment, and, most important of all, the hard work and determination of all the students."

More than 50 per cent of all grades were above 7 in the following subjects: physics, Latin, art, chemisty, English language, German, TEP (theology, ethics and philosophy) and additional maths.

Meanwhile 91 per cent of all students passed both English and maths.

Dunmow Broadcast: Felsted GCSE top performers Tom, Julia and Jasmine with headteacher Chris TownsendFelsted GCSE top performers Tom, Julia and Jasmine with headteacher Chris Townsend (Image: Felsted School)

Among Felsted's top performers were Tom, Julia and Jasmine, who each achieved 10 grade 9s and one grade 8.

Felsted's top achiever, with an astounding 11 grade 9s, is Sachiko, who said: "I will always be grateful for the opportunities that Felsted has given me, both academically and across the co-curriculum, as well as the fond memories of the many years spent here." 

Helena Romanes School

Pupils and staff at Helena Romanes School are celebrating a "fantastically strong" set of GCSE results.

Headteacher Catherine Davis said: "I want to congratulate the class of 2023 for this excellent set of results, which are so richly deserved and reflect their hard work and determination.  

Dunmow Broadcast: Helena Romanes pupils celebrated their GCSE resultsHelena Romanes pupils celebrated their GCSE results (Image: HRS)

"These results show a continuing record of improvement for the school. I would also like to thank parents and carers for their support and commend our fabulous staff for their commitment and dedication towards the students.   

"We wish all of our students success and happiness in their next steps and are looking forward to seeing so many of our Year 11 back in our sixth form in September."

Among the success stories are Eve O'Neill, who achieved nine 9s and an 8, Louise Mourton, who achieved eight 9s, an 8 and a 7, and Shona Law, who gained five 9s, four 8s and a distinction.

Dunmow Broadcast: Helena Romanes pupils with their resultsHelena Romanes pupils with their results (Image: HRS)

Mary Alcott, who achieved five 9s, three 8s and a 7, also completed a Level 3 Dance diploma, having gained a grade 9 in GCSE dance last year as a Year 10 student.

She said: "I am so happy with my results, we have all worked so hard, it is unreal! 

"I am very excited for next year when I will be studying history, English and Spanish."

Other success stories include Matthew Sweet (three 9s, five 8s and two 7s), James Zarzeki (one 9, four 8s, four 7s and a 6) and Luca Hogan (three 8s, a 7, two 6s and five 5s).

Dunmow Broadcast: Twins Aaron and Reece Pettit with their resultsTwins Aaron and Reece Pettit with their results (Image: HRS)

Oliver Brady, Jasmine Buey, Sophie Lock and twins Aaron and Reece Pettit all celebrated excellent results. 

Meanwhile Imogen Gibbs, Amber Phillipson and Lucy Mead, collected excellent results having yesterday successfully completed their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award expedition.

Forest Hall School

Pupils at Forest Hall School in Stansted have been praised by school leaders for "achieving the exceptional" with their GCSE results.

Kayleigh Trainor, assistant headteacher, said: "Yet again, we are delighted with the results for the students.

"They are a reflection of the efforts of our students and their dedication to being exceptional.

"Notably, there have been some exceptional achievements with students excelling in many areas of the curriculum.

"More than 60 per cent of students secured a good pass in both English and maths; with many students achieving their own personal success across the curriculum.

"We know Forest Hall School has provided the students with the backbone for post-16 education.

"Each and every one of them is moving on to their next steps empowered to achieve the exceptional and ready to embrace the wonderful opportunities that are coming their way."

Headteacher Dustin Schuyler added: "I would like to congratulate the students and staff for their hard work and success in achieving such great results.

"The school is proud of each and every student and we wish all of you the very best of luck as you move forward, whether that be attending a sixth form, college or taking up an apprenticeship.

"A massive well done to all of you!"