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Wellacre Wonders!

Posted at 12:04 pm on 13th August, 2021

Year 11 students from Wellacre collected their GCSE results earlier today and it goes without saying that we are all so proud of them. Despite all the challenges of the past 18 months, throughout most of their Key Stage 4 studies, the students have shown incredible resilience and dedication to achieve everything they have. They have worked hard, persevered, listened to and acted upon the advice of our wonderful staff here at Wellacre. They deserve their success and below we have highlighted some particular stories of individual successes:

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Nicholas Anderson, a former St Matthew’s CE Primary student, achieved outstanding results. Nick is Wellacre’s Head Boy but first made a speech on Open Evening as a new Year 7 student back in 2016. Reflecting on his achievements Nick said:

"I am really happy with my results and proud that five years of hard work has paid off. I want to thank the teachers who have helped me to achieve these grades. I did really well in Triple Science with grade 9 for Biology, Chemistry and Physics. I am looking forward to enrolling at Stretford Grammar now to do A-Levels in Biology, Chemistry and Physics."

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Jake Jones, who had performed a Christmas concert in the grounds of De Brook Lodge Care home last December to provide the residents with much needed Christmas cheer, was delighted by his results. Jake, a former Flixton Primary student commented;

"I am delighted with my results particularly after the last 18 months. To put the hard work in and see it in these results makes me really proud and happy. I got grade 8 for English Language, Combined Science and History. I’m going to go to Xaverian to study A-Levels in Law, History and English Language."

Daniel Casserly, an Acre Hall old boy, is also looking forward to going to Xaverian to study A-Levels in Maths , Economics and Computer Science. He was particularly proud of his.results in Maths and Computer Science as he got a grade 8 in both.

Meanwhile, Harvey Broughton who attended Highfield Primary was relieved to see how his hard work had paid off. Harvey, who will now go on to do A-Levels in Maths, Economics and Accounting.

Will Nixon achieved outstanding results including a Distinction* in BTEC Sport. Will, an ex St Mary’s student will now enrol at Trafford College to study Criminology, English Literature and History.  Will said, "After my A-Levels I hope to join the Royal Marines."


Students and staff have worked so hard in particularly challenging circumstances but parents and carers have also played a critical role in supporting students’ success.

 Mrs Sharrock, Principal, commented:

"We have never experienced challenges like the ones we have faced over the last 18 months and these students have not only demonstrated their subject knowledge and expertise in the excellent grades they have achieved, but have also had to develop the characteristics and traits to deal with real uncertainty and constant change. I have every admiration for them and have no doubt that they will go on to thrive in their chosen pathway. I would like to thank parents and carers for their support and thank all the staff at Wellacre for the professional and diligent way in which they approached the awarding of grades this year.

"Best wishes to all our Year 11 students for a happy and fulfilling next stage in their education, employment and training."




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