Warminster School pupils have cause to celebrate today as they reap the rewards for their hard work during what has been a very difficult three years. Against a backdrop of uncertainty over increased grade boundaries and deflated grades compared to the previous two years, the School is thrilled to have outperformed its previous three, normal, exam years (2017, 2018 & 2019) with the percentage of A*-B grades up by over 14% on 2019.  

The School is delighted that top grades were achieved in Art, Design Technology, English Literature, History, Music, Photography and RS. These results have allowed our pupils to gain places on demanding courses at competitive universities, including places at Exeter, Cardiff, Birmingham, and Loughborough in the UK as well as prestigious European universities such as Maastricht in the Netherlands. 

These positive A Level and Cambridge Technical results combine with our excellent International Baccalaureate (IB) results that were published in July. The School is proud that our average remains above the worldwide average for IB Diploma schools.  

Top performing pupils include Lily Fredricks who gained AAA, James Foulstone who achieved AAC, Luke Howard achieving Distinction*AC, Hailey Lovern achieving AAB, Jack Mercer gaining A*AC, Will Phillips AAB, Mimi Rossano with AAA, and Angus Walker gaining Distinction*Distinction.   

Hard work and academic dedication by the pupils, alongside a packed co-curricular programme, paid off in the form of positive results which mean that the great majority of the leavers of 2022 have, despite tough competition at the top universities this year, secured a place at their chosen university.  The School wishes them every success with their future studies. 

Headmaster, Matt Williams commented: “Huge congratulations must go to our wonderful pupils who have done themselves proud after such a disrupted few years. We are so pleased that they have exciting university destinations to look forward to and can now continue their educational journeys beyond Warminster. I must thank my colleagues who have battled against increasingly difficult circumstances to give our pupils the very best chance to succeed. The fact that we have continued our upward trajectory from 2019, with a significant increase in top grades in written examinations, shows the School is thriving and that our academic heart is beating strongly.”

Gillian Walmsley, Head of Sixth Form added, “I am absolutely thrilled all our Upper Sixth are off to start new and exciting chapters in their lives. I'm excited and so proud of them all!”