Retford Oaks Academy, part of the Diverse Academies Trust, today saw students and staff celebrating their hard fought for set of A level results.

A number of students achieved top A level results, enabling them to progress onto a variety of university courses and apprenticeships, as well as into employment.

This year’s top performer, Chloe Lazenby, achieved an incredible set of results with A* in psychology, A in criminology and B in English literature. Her response to this fabulous achievement was: “I’m so relieved! I’m glad it’s over but so happy with my results. I’m looking forward to studying forensic psychology at Nottingham Trent University.”

Another top achiever was Amelia Redfearn who achieved an A in core maths and B in business studies. Amelia will be going on to a Level 3 apprenticeship at Fledgling Day Nursery in Doncaster. She said: “I’m really pleased with my results and very much looking forward to starting my apprenticeship.”

Ella Woodhouse’s dedication also paid off, with an A in art and B in media studies. Ella is going to the University of Lincoln to study media production, she said: “I’m so excited to go to university and share accommodation with my friends, I’m really glad to have got these results.”

Luke Dickinson, acting principal, said: “We are exceptionally proud of all students who have worked hard over the most challenging two years of their education.

“Their hard work has been rewarded and we are delighted that they will now be able to take their next steps as successful, confident and resilient young people.”

The academy invites any students yet to secure a place with a post 16 provider for this September or students considering their post-GCSE options to visit or email Richard Stewardson on for more information.