There were smiles and also a few tears of joy when Standish Community High School’s Y11 student Lewis Alty picked up his results this year. When Lewis came to Standish five years ago, he was daunted by the prospect of even sitting his GCSEs in a mainstream setting but after five years of incredible hard work from Lewis and all his teachers, he passed every single one and proudly collected his 7 GCSE qualifications. “He’s been such a positive student,” remarked Mrs Goodwin – who helped Lewis achieve his GCSEs in both English Language and English literature. “He’s never let the challenges or difficulties get him down and has made such amazing progress over the last five years. It really brightens up my day working with him!” Lewis is going on to Wigan and Leigh College and everyone at Standish would like to wish him well.