Blundell's School

93% of Blundell's School pupils secure places at the university of their choice

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Authored by Mary
Posted: Friday, August 14, 2020 - 01:10

In what has been a particularly challenging time for all school leavers, we are very pleased to report that 93% of our pupils have secured places at the university of their choice.

The disruptions to the exam programme caused by the COVID-19 outbreak has required pupils’ results to be produced based on grades submitted by the school and verified by a moderation process by Ofqual through the exam boards. We are confident that this process has, given the circumstances, ensured a positive set of results that will allow our pupils to pursue their ambitions through universities, apprenticeships or other means and we are delighted that despite the disruptions they can now make plans to continue on the next phase of their lives.

Three pupils achieved the entry grades to accept places at the University of Oxford and just over 50% have been successful in securing places at Russell Group Universities.

We are tremendously proud of the success of our pupils and it is a wonderful reflection of the aspirational and hard-working nature of this cohort as well as the dedication of our staff. This has not been an easy period for our community, but we are so pleased to be able to celebrate these results with our pupils – even if it must be done remotely!

Plans are well under way for the whole school to return to a more normal routine in September although restrictions in place will mean that certain activities will still need to be curtailed for the foreseeable future. For those pupils who are returning to school from abroad, the school will be opening its boarding houses early to allow pupils to serve their period of quarantine, where required, at school. All returning overseas boarders have had a Coronavirus test done at home before their departure and will have a second test conducted at the School’s Medical Centre upon their return. In the case of a positive test result the Medical Centre is well equipped to care for pupils who need to be isolated.

We are greatly looking forward to welcoming pupils back to school after the long period away. Getting all schools up and running again as soon as possible must be a priority, not just for our young people but also for the wider community. 

Mr Bart Wielenga
Head
Blundell’s School

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