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Students at Saint John Houghton celebrated their GCSE results today.

Mr Brogan, Headteacher at Saint John Houghton, said: “We are absolutely delighted for our students who have worked so hard for these results through such challenging circumstances over the last five years.

“They are remarkable young people who have shown tremendous resilience through everything life has thrown at them.

“Congratulations to their families and to the staff at Saint John Houghton who have worked tirelessly to support them.”

Avie Byrne

Avie and her parents were delighted with her results!

Max Kelly

Max is now looking forward to continuing on to college to study, Maths, Further Maths, Economics and Computer Studies.

Hannah Leatherland

With a range of great grades, Hannah is now looking forward to going to Bilborough College from September, to study English Literature, Philosophy and Geography.

Holly Padley

Holly is now hoping to study English Literature, Psychology and Law at Derby College.

Rosie Dudley

Rosie will be moving on to Bilborough from September to study Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths.

Staff and Year 7 students dressed up as their favourite characters on World Book Day, to celebrate the end of our sponsored Readathon.

Students were sponsored to read to raise money for local hospitals.

We also linked up live with acclaimed author Michael Morpurgo and enjoyed some World Book Day themed cupcakes.

What a great day!

Saint John Houghton is set to be either rebuilt or substantially refurbished as part of the Government’s School Rebuilding programme.

The school is on the list of 239 schools that will benefit, the Government has announced.

The Government has said that it will address blocks in need of replacement or major refurbishment, which will be determined during a feasibility stage.

The new projects build on the 161 that have previously been announced, with construction works now nearing completion on the most advanced sites. It means in total, 400 out of 500 schools and sixth forms have now been selected for rebuilds through the 10-year School Rebuilding Programme.

Headteacher Mr Brogan said everyone at the school was delighted.

He said: “We are absolutely thrilled as a school community to have heard that we are part of this project. It is a huge boost for our staff, students and their families, who really deserved this and we are extremely excited by what will come of this. It is also much needed and will really lift our school, at a time when we are doing all we can to give our students a great experience of education at Saint John Houghton Catholic Voluntary Academy.”

Kevin Gritton, Chief Executive of the St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust, said this was fantastic news for Saint John Houghton and two other Trust schools that have also been selected – Saint Benedict, in Derby, and St Philip Howard, in Glossop.

He said: “This really is amazing news, even more so as only 239 schools have been announced nationally for the project. This will be a massive boost for all three schools that have been selected and for their communities. We are delighted for them.”