Yesterday staff at Millbay Academy had the privilege of meeting with our Year 11 students for the final time to receive their GCSE and Technical Awards. Throughout their time at MIllbay Academy, we have been profoundly impressed by their resilience, courage and care for each other. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with this dedicated group of young people and to watch them grow into the excellent citizens that have become. Results day is always our most emotional day, but this year it seems particularly poignant for this group, who have faced such adversity in their pursuit of education. We are grateful to have shared this day with our students and families and colleagues and to see the results of their hard work.

Senior Deputy Headteacher, Matthew Bisco said: ‘We are so proud of our students' commitment and achievements, and are particularly pleased in the security of their post-16 options. The ownership that so many of them have taken over their next steps is also testament to the hard work of staff, and our vision for young people at Millbay Academy. With our students moving on to such a diverse range of options across the region, we celebrate each individual and where they are taking their education next.

I'm really happy with my grades. I'm going to Torbridge High 6th form to study engineering, sport and physics. I may even look at joining the Plymouth City Patriots Academy that is based there too.” Matas, Y11

I'm so happy with my results, I was expecting so much worse as I didn't really have faith in myself, but I got a 9 in my Polish exams and am so happy about that. I'm going to be doing A-Levels in Law, English Literature and Psychology at Plymouth High School for Girls which i'm so excited for. Nicole, Y11

I am feeling excellent right now. I got great grades, so I'm really excited to see what opportunities lay ahead for me. I'm going to be going to DHS to do A-Levels with the goal of joining the Royal Navy to do Nuclear Engineering. Jaden, Y11

I'm ecstatic, I really didn't know if I would pass my English, I have so I am so happy with that!

I'm now going to be going to Plymstock to do A-Levels in Chemistry, Biology and Maths. I’m so excited to see what comes next. Ethan, Y11

From apprenticeships to A-Levels and Exeter to Bodmin, we would like to take this opportunity to wish each of our Year 11s the best of luck in their future endeavours and remind them that they have already demonstrated all the skills required for great success: care for one and other, courage in the face of change and resilience in the face of adversity.

Millbay Academy would also like to thank our excellent staff team who have been absolutely tireless in their work to support students, and parents, carers and families who have worked in partnership with those staff to ensure the best possible outcomes for their young people.