Press Releases & News Coverage

A selection of our Press Coverage & Awards can be read below;

"We are all justifiably proud to share the findings of our first Ofsted report.  The report highlights outstanding practices across our school with an overall ‘Good’ finding which mirrors the incredible feed-back we have been receiving from our families since opening in 2019 – summed up in the student comment “This School is like coming home”.  The full report is testament to the commitment, passion for education and ‘heart’ of every one of our school’s staff.  We are hugely ambitious for every child in our care believing every child deserves a ‘successful life’ and as we continue to develop we will build on that promise to our local community."  To read the report in full, please click here Ofsted Report - Stone Lodge School  and has been reported in the press (cutting below) Endeavour Mat Trust Stone Lodge School in Stone Lodge Road, Dartford, rated ‘good’ in first Ofsted report (


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Wilmington Grammar Schools GCSE Results 2023: Press Release

Wilmington Grammar School for Boys – Head Teacher Mr Stuart Harrington

Following fantastic A Level success, Wilmington Grammar School for Boys can now also celebrate tremendous GCSE results. The performance of students in the first full-fat GCSE examinations since 2019 is remarkable and continues to reward student hard work and the school’s unrelenting focus on high standards of work and behaviour.

Mr Harrington, Head Teacher, comments “To achieve results that are almost exactly the same as last year (if not slightly better), against a backdrop of Nationwide grade depression is excellent. The students in Year 11 must celebrate these fine results in the knowledge that they have demonstrated exactly what can be achieved through hard work and cheerful cooperation. The students should be incredibly proud of their individual and collective achievements. We are very proud of them.”

A number of students achieved a full suite of grade 8s and 9s- an outstanding feat, achieved by very few students nationwide: Shane Scoble (who achieved 9s in every subject!), Inioluwa Lawal, Kaloyan Velikov and George Baldwin. There were also several students who achieved well beyond their expected grades. The individual achievements of every student in this year must not be underestimated.

Mr Harrington’s final thoughts, “The challenges faced by these students have been significant. The fact that the results are so good demonstrates what can be achieved by a motivated group of young people who are willing to work alongside their expert teachers to do their very best. Well done to all involved and I am looking forward to what they achieve at WG6, our vibrant Sixth Form.”

Pictured below, Shane Scoble who achieved a straight set of Grade 9 GCSEs, and will be returning to Wilmington Grammar’s sixth form WG6 Mum added “We are extremely proud of Shane, he worked incredibly hard for these results. Well done to all students.”

Shane Scoble

Inioluwa Lawal, pictured below.  Mrs Lawal is the Chair of our PTA and commented “it's celebration time in the family. We are all so excited with Inioluwa's results. My other son also got his 1st choice offer to study computer science in Birmingham - so we're thanking God and painting the town red for the next few days!  Many thanks once again. And we are also very grateful to the school and all staff of the school for all the support given to Inioluwa over the last 5 years.”

Inioluwa Lawal

Kaloyan Velokov (pictured below) commented “A HUGE thank you to all my teachers - I am infinitely grateful for all the support and encouragement I have received.”

Kaloyan Velokov

George Baldwin added “I’m absolutely over the moon!  And I’m looking forward to starting my A Levels at WG6”

Wilmington Grammar School for Girls – Head Teacher, Mrs Michelle Lawson. 

In a year when students have faced the return to pre-covid examinations Wilmington Grammar School for Girls are celebrating some fantastic GCSE results from their students.  Michelle Lawson, Head Teacher said “The results this year are a testament to the resilience and determination of our students working with our superb staff, together with the incredible support given by their families.  I could not be prouder of their achievements or more thankful for the incredible community that underpins it.’  The average grade for students builds on last year's success with the highest percentage of Grade 9 and 8 that the school has seen, with nearly a third of grades being at grade 8 or above.  We have some notably outstanding achievements from Nalia Huggins, Christabel Onuigbo, Rachel Chance, Yakshana Nareshkumar, Gracie Pye, Theo Waters with all results at Grade 9 or 8. We are full of admiration for this cohort who have been fantastic throughout their school journey and I would like to thank their teachers and families for their support and commitment. I am really looking forward to seeing them continue to excel as they move into WG6, our Sixth Form.

Pictured, Rachel Chance pictured below achieved 9 Grade 9, 2 Grade 8 and 1 Grade 7 “I’m looking forward to celebrating!”

Rachel Chance

Pictured,  Yakshana Nareshkumar who achieved 11 Grade 9 and 1 Grade 8 in her GCSEs

Yakshana Nareshkumar

Naila Huggens (below) commented (9 Grade 9  and 3 Grade 8 GCSEs) “I am so grateful for the opportunities WGSG has given me, and I would like to thank all of my teachers for helping me achieve such amazing results”

Naila Huggins

Gracie Pye (pictured below) who achieved 8 Grade 9, 3 Grade 8 and 1 Grade 7 added “I am so happy with my results, and so pleased that all my hard work paid off.”

Gracie Pye

Pictured Christabel Onuigbo –  achieved 10 Grade 9 and 2 Grade 8 GCSEs

Christabel Onuigbo

Wilmington Grammars A Level results Press Release 17th August 2023

We are absolutely delighted with the success achieved by our WG6 students. Their results reflect their remarkable resilience and commitment to their studies and are richly deserved after so much disruption to their studies. Thanks must go to the teachers and families whose support has been pivotal in this remarkable achievement.

In total, 13 students achieved a clean sweep of A* and A grades and are now celebrating before they head off to begin university courses or apprenticeships. Of these, students who joined in Year 12 and those who had been with us for their entire secondary career were successful, underlining the inclusive and welcoming nature of our shared 6th form. Students have secured a range of university, apprenticeship and career destinations including:

Jacob Watkins will study History at Cambridge and Owen Hunter will be going to Warwick to study Mathematics with A* in Chemistry, Maths, Physics and Further Maths.  Jacob Watkins who achieved A* in Maths, Further Maths and Physics and an A in Economics is off to Durham to study Mathematics.  Flo Hall got A* in Psychology and A in English and Biology and is going to Cardiff to study Psychology.

Mia Kane got a clean sweep of A* in English, Media and Government and Politics and is going to York to study English and Politics while Finn Lewis with A* in maths and A in Economics and Physics is going to Bath to study Economics.

Izzy Rice got A* in Economics, Professional Construction practice and A in Psychology and has secured a degree Level Apprenticeship with ISG. Varshaa Sasikaran got straight As in Maths, Biology and Chemistry and is off to King’s College London to study Biomedical Science.

The 6th form at Stone Lodge increases further the range of choices available at Endeavour MAT schools and this year will offer the T level in Health in addition to our existing courses.

Jacob Watkins, pictured below commented “I am thankful for the support from staff during my time at WG6 and am looking forward to the challenge that lies ahead as I start university.”  Jacob will be studying Mathematics at Durham University


Varshaa Sasikaran, pictured below added; “I am very happy with my A Levels results and would like thank my teachers and school for the support and encouragement given throughout my studies”


Pictured below, Mia Kane who is giving a big thumbs up and a “Yay!!” and is looking forward to York!


Izzy Rice celebrating on holiday, has secured a Degree Apprenticeship, she commented “Couldn’t have done it without the help from my teachers, thank you!”


Owen Hunter pictured below, who secured four A*s and will be studying at Warwick University.





September 2022

Endeavour MAT is delighted to welcome Wilmington Primary School into its small local Trust of three secondary schools and now one primary school.

Charlie Guthrie, CEO, said “We are thrilled to be welcoming Wilmington Primary, its staff and families into our Trust. Together, our schools offer local families an exceptional education and a nurturing environment for their children from reception through to sixth form”

Mrs Charlotte Scott, Head Teacher at Wilmington Primary School commented “This formalises the strong links we have built over the last few years and we look forward to collaborating in exciting ways in the future, for the benefit of all of our children.”

Mrs Michelle Lawson, Head Teacher at Wilmington Girls added “I am excited for the professional development opportunities this will foster, with teaching staff looking forward to working together, sharing skills and resources to support the transition of students from primary into secondary education and preparing them for the new and exciting challenges that lay ahead.”

Endeavour MAT is a small local Trust recognised for its aspirational and nurturing approach to the development of both its students and staff.  Wilmington Primary joins the three secondary schools; Wilmington Grammar School for Girls, Wilmington Grammar School for Boys and Stone Lodge School which have a shared purpose working together to support all of our young people to become well educated, rounded, community spirited young adults who are a global asset. Wilmington Primary School is the first primary provision to join Endeavour, and we look forward to working with other primary schools in the near future.

Endeavour MAT’s sixth form provision comprises a joint Wilmington Grammar sixth form, WG6 as well as a new Stone Lodge sixth form, SL6 which is also launching this month offering courses for students wishing to pursue a career in either the engineering or sports sector. 

Endeavour MAT is an active member of its local community with students from across our schools taking part in a wide range of community projects and initiatives for the benefit of all local residents including weekly litter-picking, visits to our local care home, participation in community services and coffee mornings in conjunction with Macmillan’s Cancer Support.  We are exceptionally proud of our students’ engagement with their local community.  Our local network includes many local businesses and school alumni providing a wealth of external expertise and industry contacts which provide our students with additional work experience, careers advice and further education and apprentice opportunities.

Pictured with pupils, Charlotte Scott, Head Teacher and Charlie Guthrie, CEO Endeavour MAT



Press release A level results Wilmington Grammars August 18th 2022

We are delighted that so many students have achieved the results they hoped for. This cohort continually demonstrated resilience, initiative and ambition in preparing for these exams, despite the disruption of the last two years. As a result, and against the national picture, results were in line with the teacher assessed grades from 2020 and 2021. 62% of all grades were at A*- B. This is remarkable given the stricter grade profile this year and our congratulations go to our students, staff and their families.

In total, 22 students achieved a clean sweep of A* and A grades and are now celebrating before they head off to begin university courses or apprenticeships. Of these, students who joined in Year 12 and those who had been with us for their entire secondary career were successful, underlining the inclusive and welcoming nature of our shared 6th form. Among the top performers were:

Elizabeth Akinnitire with Business ( A*), English (A*),  Sociology (A) and  EPQ (A) who is off to Durham to study Law. Jasmine Booker got A grades in Biology, Geography and Chemistry and is off to Exeter to study Environmental Science commented “I’m over the moon!  And am really looking forward to my next steps”.  Beatrice Manicardi Settle is going to the London School of Economics to read Management following A* grades in Economics, Maths and Psychology.  Beatrice said “The support offered by WG6 staff has been invaluable in keeping me focussed and committed during a very tough two years and I am proud to say that I will be studying Management at the London School of Economics”

Theo Stewart Griffiths achieved an incredible A* in four subjects: Computer Science, Maths, Further Maths and Physics and is going to study Computer Science.  Matthew Weekes who achieved A* in Computing, Further Maths and Maths and an A grade in Physics will be studying Computer Science at Warwick. Theo added “not too bad at all!! I can’t wait to join Uni!” Noah Smith achieved top  grades in Economics, Geography and PE and will study International Relations at the University of Exeter and Heet Mehta will study Biomedical Science at St George’s Hospital in London with A grades in Maths, Biology, and Chemistry as well as an AS in Further Maths – Heet (pictured) commented “Well, time to go one step forward... To university! Thanks to all my teachers here at WG6 for helping me achieve my dream and also to my parents who never stopped believing in me.”  Noah added “I am absolutely delighted with my results. Being in an exam hall waiting to turn over the paper, having missed out on that experience with my GCSEs, was daunting but I am really pleased that all my hard work, alongside the constant help and support from my teachers, has paid off. I have loved being part of Wilmington over the past 7 years.”

Georgios Zoumides is off to Nottingham to study Economics. As well as achieving A* in Economics and Maths and an A in Business studies he also established the Economics Society at the school.  Georgios commented “thank you Wilmington Grammar!  All the staff and teachers have been so supportive”

The 6th form at Stone Lodge opens in September and will extend further the range of choices available at Endeavour MAT schools.

Pictured below - left, Heet Mehta & Matt Weekes on the right


Pictured below from left Jasmine Booker, Georgios Zoumides and Noah Smith


Congratulartions to Gavin Barnett, Head Teacher of Stone Lodge School who has been awarded Head Teacher for the Year for the region in The Kent Teacher of the Year Awards he commented "I, together with my Senior Leadership colleagues attended the Kent Teacher of the Year Awards at the weekend.  It was a fantastic evening to recognise the contribution of all of the dedicated and talented teaching and support staff from across the county.  I was particularly humbled to learn that I had been nominated for an award by our families and colleagues – and was completely blown away to discover I had the privilege of winning Head Teacher of the Year for our region!  I am immensely proud of what we have collectively achieved at Stone Lodge School, and whilst I am very grateful for the award I genuinely believe it recognises the huge ambition we all share for our students and staff!"


Charlie Guthrie, CEO has published an article which can be read below;


We are incredibly proud to have Mr Uddin teaching at Stone Lodge School and be part of his 'change'.  







Mrs Artmann being presented with her Pearson National Teaching Awards - Lockdown Hero Certificate of Excellence Award.  This was given in recognition of the 'super hero' level of support, motivation, practical help and cheer leading that she did during lockdown, and continues to do, for all of our students and staff.






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TES National Awards 2020 - Maths Secondary Teacher of the Year Finalist, Marc Naylor


Tops awards for staff from both Wilmington Grammar Schools

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Congraluations to Mr Garry Simmons, Head of Geography and Y12 at WGSG who was named Kent Secondary School Teacher of the Year





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