St Bonaventure’s Celebrates Brilliant Results in GCSE Exams, Igniting Student  Excitement and Joy

St. Bonaventure’s, a Catholic boys’ secondary school in Forest Gate, is delighted to announce brilliant performance in the GCSE examinations, surpassing last year’s results, especially in English, Maths, Science and RE. This remarkable achievement is a testament to the commitment, tenacity, and exceptional instruction provided within the school.

Headteacher Chris McCormack expressed his satisfaction with this year’s GCSE results: “Well done to our students on achieving a great set of results. Their time in school has been unique as we all faced challenging times in education with the pandemic. Working together with our staff, our students have never wavered in their commitment to their studies. They deserve all their successes after all the hard work they have put in over the past few years.”

The results show continued improvement – not just from 2019 but year on year for the last 6 years. 84% of students received a Good Pass in English and Maths (4+). 69% of students received a Strong Pass in English and Maths (5+). 32.5% of students received 9-7 grades and 71.9% received 9-5 grades; this has increased by 9.5% and 13.9% respectively, since 2019. Our attainment 8 is our highest ever. The strong results in a wide range of subject areas reflect the broad and balanced, holistic education that St Bonaventure’s delivers.


“I think that the education at St Bon’s is top-notch, all the teachers really care what you get and push you to get the high grades.” –  Ify. He received  two 9s, one 8 and five 7s. 

“I feel relieved and proud of my GCSE results. Big shoutout to my parents for being my biggest cheerleaders and my teachers for believing in me even when I doubted myself. This is just the beginning, and I’m excited to see what the future holds.” Khyle. He received six 9s, one 7 and one 6.

Head of Year 11, Mr Hayes was impressed by the hard work and perseverance of the students throughout the academic year, “It has been a pleasure working with this group of students. Their commitment to their studies has been first class and they fully deserve everything they have achieved. I am super proud of all of them!”

St Bonaventure School acknowledges and appreciates the invaluable contributions of its dedicated teachers and staff, who consistently go above and beyond to provide an exceptionally well-rounded education that empowers students to excel academically, embrace their passions, and make a positive impact as good citizens in the community. Additionally, the school administration extends gratitude to the parents and families whose support has been instrumental in fostering an environment conducive to academic excellence.