GCSE results: St Patrick’s Academy celebrating ‘exceptional’ grades

St Patrick's pupils Amie McMahon, Neve Gilmore and Karyn Keery celebrate their excellent results.

St Patrick's pupils Amie McMahon, Neve Gilmore and Karyn Keery celebrate their excellent results.

Staff at St Patrick’s Academy have praised the school’s GCSE pupils for their “exceptional” exam results.

With the school celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, principal Dr Seamus Quinn is delighted with its continuing success.

Eoin Dynes and his proud mum at St Patrick's Academy.

Eoin Dynes and his proud mum at St Patrick's Academy.

“The excellent results reflect the hard work and dedication of an exceptional group of students,” he said. “These results reinforce the findings of the Education and Training Inspectorate who identified St Patrick’s Academy as one of the top three schools in Lisburn in a recent inspection report.

“The ongoing success within St Patrick’s Academy is a reflection of not only the hard work of the pupils but also the staff who provide tailored, individual support to pupils throughout the year.”

Dr Quinn added: “The ongoing success of the Academy is founded on the successful partnership between staff, pupils and parents who are all dedicated in ensuring all pupils achieve their best.”

Pupil Amiee-Rose Merrigan is congratulated by Year Head Mr McKenna on her exam results.

Pupil Amiee-Rose Merrigan is congratulated by Year Head Mr McKenna on her exam results.

Principal Dr Quinn congratulates Luke Mulholland on his outstanding GCSE results.

Principal Dr Quinn congratulates Luke Mulholland on his outstanding GCSE results.

Francesca Tennyson and Lucy McCann pick up their GCSE results at St Patrick's Academy.

Francesca Tennyson and Lucy McCann pick up their GCSE results at St Patrick's Academy.

St Patrick's pupils Megan Morgan and Erin Quinn are elated with their results.

St Patrick's pupils Megan Morgan and Erin Quinn are elated with their results.