Pupils across Kent will be collecting GCSE and other results today.
In a joint statement, Kent County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, Shellina Prendergast, and Director of Education, Christine McInnes, said: “On behalf of everyone at Kent County Council, we would like to say a huge congratulations to all pupils in Kent who will be receiving results today. COVID-19 restrictions may have eased significantly in the past few weeks but we know the pandemic has had a big impact on your education and on your lives in general and it is a credit to your hard work and determination that you are able to receive your results today.
“We must thank school leaders, teachers and support staff who went above and beyond to ensure pupils were able to continue working towards their GCSEs and other qualifications, even during the height of the pandemic when schools were closed to the majority of pupils. Parents, carers, and families who supported pupils throughout the pandemic, including while they were working at home, also deserve recognition and praise.
“Today, as is the case every year, there will be some pupils who are disappointed with their results. We would encourage these young people, with the support of their parents or carers if necessary, to speak to school staff as soon as possible as they will be able to offer advice on the different options available.
“Finally, we would like to wish all pupils a relaxing and enjoyable summer and we look forward to welcoming the majority of you back to a Kent school in September.”