20 August 2020
Today we could not be prouder of our Year 11 students – the Class of 2020. They have had to do something remarkable, something no other young people have ever been asked to do: to complete their schooling in the face of a global pandemic.
Through their time at Chorlton High School this impressive set of students have truly led the way. They have been an amazing year group– dedicated, hard-working, talented, caring, socially responsible - truly inspirational. Earlier this year as challenges started to mount they showed great resilience and motivation to continue to study independently; when lockdown began many of them supported their own community; creating virtual performances, volunteering or contributing to our online community work.
Over the past few weeks there has been much talk about how grades should be attributed. But education at our school is not just about exams – it is about transforming the life chances of young people. Today they have received exceptional examination results, continuing the school’s trajectory of academic excellence. However, they leave with so much more as they have embraced education in its fullest sense, which in turn will enable them to have successful, creative and happy futures.
Headteacher, Zoe Morris paid tribute to the great dedication and commitment of students, staff and parents.
“I wish to congratulate all students on achieving this year’s excellent examination results, which are a testimony to their hard work and commitment across the past five years at the school. I feel extremely privileged that they have been the first year group that I have taken through the school as Headteacher, which has always made them a very special year group for me.
Over the past five years they have taken the experiences, knowledge and skills that our staff have provided them with - this has enabled them to flourish. Today we celebrate their phenomenal academic achievements, with many, many students deservedly achieving at the very highest level; however we must also celebrate the way they have developed great empathy, creativity, motivation and social responsibility. They are the leaders of the next generation; now is the time for them to take the skills and qualities that they have developed with them into the wider community. We firmly believe that they will use what they have learnt well, and that they will change the world.
I would also like to thank staff at the school who have endeavoured to ensure that all students, at every level, have an excellent foundation for future success. Our school is committed to and, as these results prove, succeeds in delivering, uncompromising academic excellence while enabling students to learn from the rich cultural experience embedded in the Chorlton community.
I am really proud of all of our students’ achievements, and grateful for the unwavering belief from staff and such positive support from parents. Congratulations to all’