Students at Retford Oaks have great reason to celebrate today after collecting their GCSE results.

Following today’s results, students will go on to the next stage of their educational journey, whether that be further education, apprenticeships or employment with training.

Top performers this year included Holly Smith who achieved three grade 9s, four grade 8s, one grade 7, and two Distinction*s. On receiving her well-deserved results, Holly said: “I am so pleased – thank you for all of the support.”

Other notable successes included Dalia Wafai who gained three grade 9s, 2 grade 8s, 4 grade 7s and a grade 5. Supporting Dalia as she collected her results was her dad, who said: “I’d like to say thank you to the academy for all the work you have done with her – this is amazing.”

Hard work also paid off for Molly Cappleman-Jackson and Ryan Falkner, who both received impressive sets of results. Molly gained five grade 9s, 3 grade 7s and a grade 6, while Ryan was awarded a grade 9, three grade 8s, two grade 7s, two grade 6s and a grade 4. Ryan said: “I’m really pleased with my results; my hard work has paid off.”

Mr Christopher West, Principal at Retford Oaks Academy said: “We are so pleased that the hard work and dedication of our students has been recognised today, the incredible effort and commitment to succeed really did pay off.

“I would like to congratulate students, as well as share my thanks with families and staff, who have worked extremely hard to support students in reaching their full potential.

“I look forward to seeing many of the students here today back in September, as they start their post 16 studies with us. For all those leaving us today, we wish you every success and happiness.”

The academy invites any students yet to secure a place with a post 16 provider to visit or to email