King’s Leadership Academy Liverpool has seen five students achieve the grades they need to win a scholarship to continue their studies at some of the best schools in the country.
King’s Liverpool in Dingle works with a charity that sponsors high-achieving students to continue their studies at top colleges nationwide.
Among the outstanding performers is Logan Riley. He gained eight grade 7 – 9 GCSEs and will continue his studies at St Edward's school in Oxford.
Logan only joined King’s Leadership Academy Liverpool in 2021 and faced the challenge of joining his year group during the lockdown when his family moved back from Spain. His immediate positive impact at the school saw him make Head Boy last September.
Looking to the future Logan said: “I am really looking forward to starting a new life in Oxford in a completely new environment.”
Joining him on a scholarship is Tirej Al Joul Bek whose determination and hard work led to him achieving higher-than-predicted grades across all subjects. He moved to the school in Year 8 and his success means that he can take up a place through the scholarship programme at St Peter's York studying A Levels in Maths, Biology and Chemistry.
Tirej credited his parents as being his biggest supporters, stating: “Without them I wouldn’t be in this position. Their sacrifices made this possible.”
Competing the pictured trio, Joann Chondol was “over the moon” to have achieved better than expected results, securing her scholarship place at St Mary’s Oxford.
Joann is also off to study A Levels in Maths, Biology and Chemistry and acknowledged the support given by teachers, Dr Davies and Mrs Weaver in Maths and Biology as being “above and beyond”.
Other scholarship students have gained places at Dulwich College in London and the Royal Masonic School for Girls Rickmansworth.
Scott Cordon, Principal at King’s Liverpool, said: “This is a strong performance by our Year 11s who have faced unprecedented challenges in their time in secondary school and all of them can be rightly proud of their achievements.
“There have also been some notable successes and everyone here at King’s Liverpool is delighted that 100% of the students offered scholarship places have attained the required grades.
“It is particularly pleasing that some of them have overcome significant personal challenges and shown determination to succeed. We wish them well as they continue their academic studies.”