Following a nerve-wracking wait, there were smiles all round at Girls at St George’s School, in Ascot , on August 22nd, as Fifth Year (Year 11) girls opened their GCSE results.  Nearly a third of the cohort at the all-girls independent school in Ascot achieved six or more GCSEs graded at 9, 8 or 7 (equivalent to A*/A in the old grading system).

St George’s top performers this year were Aimee Thompson from Camberley (eight 9s, one 8, and one 7) and Ekaterina Tishchenko from Russia (one 9, five 8s and four 7s).  Also celebrating were Olivia Clouting from Chertsey (nine GCSEs at 9/8/7), June Chung from Korea (eleven GCSEs at 9/8/7), Tabitha McSwinney from Maidenhead (ten GCSEs at 9/8/7), Solana del Azar from Virginia Water (nine GCSEs at 9/8/7) and Avah Rustomjee from Windsor (eight GCSEs at 9/8/7).  These seven girls’ talents and efforts were also rewarded back in July when they each received a number of academic prizes and cups including the Headmistress’s Awards for Outstanding Academic Achievement at Prize Giving. 

Read more: St George’s Girls Rewarded for Hard Work and Talent

Charters School  ::  GCSE Results 2019

Charters School students and staff have achieved another excellent set of GCSE results this year with 244 students completing their exams.

Overall 74% achieved 5 or more GCSEs level 9 - 4 (including English and Maths)

Headteacher, Richard Pilgrim said, “Our year eleven students have worked extremely hard and should be proud of their achievements. We have seen some spectacular individual performances and I wish all the young people in the year group every success in their future careers, whether at Charters or elsewhere.”

Charters student, Charlotte Paine said, “I’m really happy and would like to thank all my teachers for being such great role models”.

Charlotte obtained 11 GCSEs, all at the top grade 9 plus an A* in Further Mathematics. She was one of only 120 students out of 700,000 in the country to gain such an outstanding set of results.




Girls at St George’s School, in Ascot are celebrating today after achieving excellent A Level results. Many individual pupils gained outstanding grades as well as entrance to top universities in the UK and overseas with 35% of results graded A*-A, against a national backdrop of 25.5% A*-A.

Pupils have produced stunning results in a variety of academic and vocational subjects, gaining places at a range of prominent destinations from Russell Group universities such as Edinburgh, Bristol, Exeter, Warwick, Newcastle and Nottingham to acclaimed institutions such as RADA, Conde Nast College of Fashion & Design and New York University.  Pupils will go on to read a wide range of courses including Medicine and Surgery, Criminology, Equine Sports Science, Business Management, History, Philosophy, Liberal Arts, Fine Art, Fashion and Acting, truly demonstrating the breadth of a St George’s education.   Particularly impressive results this year were awarded in Fine Art and Photography (both achieving 100% A*), and Politics where two-thirds of girls were awarded A grades, continuing the impressive track record of these departments at St George’s. 

Read more: Another Year of A' Level Succes at St. George's School Ascot


Mr Richard Pilgrim, Headteacher, said, " It was a pleasure to see so many happy Sixth Form students this morning as they received their results. The vast majority were successful in getting onto their first choice university courses and this year, we were delighted with the numbers applying to study for much sought after medical and veterinary science degrees.

We wish all our students well as they begin the next stage in their careers and hope that they will all join our thriving alumni group, Charters Connect.”

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England U19 Netball Star Nets Straight A* in STEM Subjects|   U19, England netball player, Suzie Liverseidge, student at The Marist School, Sunninghill has achieved 3 A* in Maths, Further Maths and Biology in addition to representing England in the U19 netball team. Alongside an intensive 6 days a week training schedule, Suzie has secured the top grades possible and will go on to study Sports Technology at Loughborough University in September.  During the two year A level study period, Suzie also completed sporting tours to Australia and New Zealand thereby proving her commitment to both academia and elite sports.

Suzie said; “The support The Marist has given me in achieving my dreams has been incredible.  I am absolutely delighted and cannot wait to start my first choice course at Loughborough!”.

This year’s A level results have been another exceptional year for The Marist with 21% of grades achieved at A*, 52% at A*-A and 81% A*-B.  Across the board, 100% of grades were A* in English Literature, Maths and Further Maths.  Furthermore, 100% A*-A grades were achieved in Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Photography, French, Philosophy and Ethics. 

Top achievers include;...

Read more: England U19 Netball Star Nets Straight A* in STEM Subjects

Electricity to come exclusively from renewable sources | Electricity purchased by the council is to come only from renewable sources following a cabinet decision last month.

As part of the Council’s pledge to reach a carbon neutral position by 2050, all electricity bought will now be generated by technologies such as solar, wind and hydro power.

This will include all electricity used in schools managed by the Royal Borough, as well as all street lighting.

The Town Hall, Maidenhead, is already home to a large number of solar panels, and more will be installed on the new Braywick Leisure Centre and other locations around the borough.

Cllr Gerry Clark, lead member for sustainability, waste services and economic development, said: "I am delighted to see the Council take this significant step in support of our net zero carbon by 2050 pledge and we will continue to identify where further reductions can be made.

“By only purchasing electricity from renewable sources, we are making a clear statement that we are all committed to this hugely important cause.

“This is a significant step forward towards a carbon neutral borough".

Previously, electricity was procured from a variety of sources including, gas, coal and renewables.

The council purchases approximately £2 million of gas and electricity each year through the Crown Commercial Services framework, with 87% of this spend on electricity. Cabinet approved the decision on Thursday 25 July to purchase electricity from only renewable sources.

Despite strong gusts of wind, the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup 2019 got off to a colourful start with its now-traditional opening ceremony in Ascot's winner's enclosure.

Male and female cheerleaders gave an exhibition of their talents before greeting the 12 jockeys riding in this year's Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup. The four teams - Great Britain and Ireland (Tadhg O'Shea, Danny Tudhope, Jamie Spencer), Europe (Filip Minarik, Gerald Mosse, Adrie De Vries), Rest of the World (Yuga Kawada, Vincent Ho Chak-Yiu, Mark Zahra) and The Girls (Hayley Turner, Jamie Kah, Nanako Fujita) - arrived in cycle rickshaws this year, and were introduced by Ascot TV presenter Rupert Bell.

Bell interviewed sponsor Dubai Duty Free's CEO and executive vice-chairman Colm McLoughlin, who reiterated how delighted his company was to be involved with such an international and prestigious competition.

He said: "We're very happy to be here. If I'm remembering correctly, it is year 19 and we're very happy to be back. We're expecting a great crowd and it's a great chance for us to shout about Dubai and Dubai Duty Free."

Bell's co-presenter Hayley Moore spoke to Hayley Turner, for whom this is a 13th Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup appearance.

Turner said: "I think I've got quite a good and the whole team has got good rides. The other girls, who haven't ridden here before, have been out and walked the track, and we're all really looking forward to it."

Australian top jockey Jamie Kah said: "I'm really excited. The crowds are rolling in and it's a fantastic place to be. I never thought I'd be riding at Ascot! I started off in Adelaide and never in a million years thought I'd be riding here."