The Queen Elizabeth Academy, Class of 2023

Well done to our Year 11 cohort Class of 2023 on their results this summer. They are a group of young people who will be remembered by the community for their hard work, dedication and commitment to their studies. Despite everything that they have been through in the past years they have remained good to work with and have always displayed humour with fortitude.

As always these results are not just the work of an individual. Firstly, I would like to thank the parents and carers of the Class of 2023 for their support over the past 5 years. There is no doubt that we and they could not have done this without you! These results are also a testimony to the hard work, skill and dedication of their teachers who believed in them and went the extra mile to help them achieve their very best.

Therefore, we view the achievements of the Class of 2023 with pride and are delighted to celebrate their success with them. We look forward to hearing about their future endeavours and seeing how they contribute positively to our society and make a difference. You are amazing! We wish you every happiness and success in the future. We salute you as a group of exceptional, inspiring and talented young people who have an exciting journey ahead. Live your lives well and be fulfilled and happy.

Garry Trott, Director of Secondary Education for Academy Transformation Trust, said

“For this group of students, it has not been an easy journey through education. Therefore, I would like to congratulate them, not only on their achievements today, but also their resilience through unchartered waters. I would also like to thank parents and carers, who share in today’s success, for their ongoing support. As a trust, we are very appreciative of the skill and dedication of our staff at The Queen Elizabeth Academy and their contribution in achieving these results. We wish our students all the very best as they start the next stage of their education using these results as a strong foundation.”

Mr Neil Harding








Neil Harding, Principal

“It is with immense pride that we celebrate the successes of our class of 2022. Despite an unprecedented set of challenges they can feel rightly proud of their achievements as they look forward to the next steps in their onward educational and careers journey. None of this would have been possible without the dedication and commitment of their support system; their teachers and their parents and carers. The resilience our students have shown under such challenging conditions is remarkable. Class of 2022 we salute you as exceptional, inspiring and talented young people and we couldn’t be prouder of you.”

Garry Trott, Director of Secondary Education for Academy Transformation Trust

“Congratulations to the students and staff at TQEA, who have achieved some great results and overcome the significant challenges of the pandemic.  I am very proud of the resilience and commitment shown by students and staff and appreciate the significant support from parents and carers. These results build further on the academy’s growing reputation as a school that works successfully with its community.”

The Queen Elizabeth Academy GCSE Results 2021

Number of students in cohort: 122

For GCSE:  74% achieving a grade 4 or higher in English and Maths.

Whilst a great number of students could be mentioned for their achievements, it is appropriate to congratulate the following students for their incredible success. In particular:

  • Hannah Jackson who achieved 6 GCSEs at Grade 9
  • Amber Lockton who achieved 7 GCSEs at Grade 9 including the accolade of making exceptional progress at TQEA.
  • The Lockton household will be rightly celebrating since Amber’s sister, Lola Lockton made outstanding progress to achieve 9 GCSEs at Grade 7+.

Other notable mentions include:

  • Oliver Nicholson with 12 GCSE passes at Grades 7-9
  • Jocelyn Dotchin who made exceptional progress in achieving 10 GCSE passes at Grade 5 and above including 5 passes at Grade 7+.

At TQEA we live our motto, “We Can And We Will” and with GCSE cohort 2021 it is fair to state that, “they could and they did”.  

#Transforming Lives #We Can and We Will.


Headline Measures  – Results Summer 2019


Progress 8 0.24
Attainment 8 45.1
English element 9.48
Maths element 9.09
Ebacc element 11.98
Open element 14.06


Basics (% 9-4)

English Lang and Lit 77%
Maths 75%
Basics (English & Maths) 66%


Basics (% 9-5)

English Lang and Lit 52%
Maths 49%
Basics (English & Maths) 34%



% Pupils achieving grade 9-4 44%
% Pupils achieving grade 9-5 33%


Headline Measures – 3 Year Trend

Progress 8 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19
0.34 0.39 0.24



2016/17 2017/18 2018/19
Attainment 8 48.9 49.5 45.1
English element 10.23 10.75 9.48
Maths element 9.85 9.79 9.09
Ebacc element 11.90 13.29 11.98
Open element 16.91 15.63 14.16


Basics (% 9-4)

2016/17 2017/18 2018/19
English Lang and Lit 82% 85% 77%
Maths 81% 71% 75%
Basics (English & Maths) 75% 68% 66%


Basics (% 9-5)

2016/17 2017/18 2018/19
English Lang and Lit 67% 70% 52%
Maths 60% 55% 49%
Basics (English & Maths) 49% 50% 34%



Percentage of students entered for Ebacc 7%
Percentage of students achieving grade 4+ across the Ebacc suite of subjects 23%


Staying in education or entering employment  

This shows the number of pupils who either stayed in education or went into employment after finishing key stage 4 (after year 11, usually aged 16).



Click here to find out where our Year 11s went onto after leaving TQEA.

Parents can find out about the performance of TQEA by visiting the following DfE website.

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