Excellent GCSE Results for Beech Hall School


Beech Hall School is celebrating an exciting and successful results day following a year of hard work. 

The non-selective school has commended its determined pupils as 82% exceeded their predicted results by at least 8 GCSE grades. 

An array of individuals from the Tytherington-based school have particularly excelled in their GCSEs and will now fulfil their aspirations after achieving much-coveted places at leading sixth form colleges. 

Prestbury resident, Sam Thornton-West (16) received an outstanding 12 GCSEs, with a value-added score of +7, 7 grades higher than he was predicted, based on baseline assessment data. His ambition and hardworking attitude throughout the year has been rewarded with a place at Manchester Grammar/ Stockport Grammar to study A-Levels. 

Cricket superstar and Wildboarclough pupil, Otis Palmes (16), has secured a highly sought-after place at the Myerscough College, where he will follow his dreams and build upon his exceptional abilities on the Cricket Studies course. 

Alex Gitlin (16), joined the school as a latecomer only this Easter, after relocating from London at such a critical time in his education. Following the effort, perseverance and dedication of both Alex and the Beech Hall teaching staff, he has achieved 6 GCSEs with an exceptional value-added score of +17. His passion for science and excellent grades has secured his place at Macclesfield College to study Aeronautical Engineering.

Sam Timson (16), will be taking his talents to Reaseheath College to study Engineering after receiving a value-added score of +14, despite his late transition to the school in September 2015. He will also continue to develop his skills as a keen photographer following his 1st place award in the annual ISA Art competition, earlier this year for “Door of no Return”, taken whilst visiting Cape Castle in Ghana with classmates from Beech Hall last Summer.

Sam commented: “I’d had a pretty poor time at my previous school and was really anxious about everything. About being in lessons, being in school, teachers, students – everything made me worried. At Beech Hall I began to understand two things about school – that it could be fun, and that we could learn, something that I never really believed possible at my previous school.

“Beech Hall has encouraged me to be myself. The staff have all been very supportive and have helped me make progress and achieve my results, which I’m really proud of.”

Headmaster at Beech Hall School, James Allen commented: “I am overwhelmed with the positive attitudes that our pupils have developed to their learning through the last two years.  Their individual commitment and hard work has paid off with excellent results, particularly in regards to the value-added achievements, the difference between what the pupils were predicted to achieve in relation to what they attained. I am pleased to see them leaving Beech Hall as successful, happy and confident girls and boys, looking forward to their next stage of learning.”

Beech Hall School is a non-selective independent school for children aged from six months to 16 years old. It is situated in a stunning 16-acre site with two listed buildings, playing fields and a swimming pool.

Part of the Riverston Group, Beech Hall is committed to providing a child-centred education which focuses on every individual child’s strength and gives each one the opportunity to achieve a wide variety of academic, sporting and extra-curricular goals.

Bespoke, quality teaching is at the heart of Beech Hall’s core values and the recent renovation has made the personalised learning approach all the more achievable.