Skegness Academy hails “impressive GCSE results”

Barry Day, Chief Executive of the Trust, has welcomed the news.
Barry Day, Chief Executive of the Trust, has welcomed the news.
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Skegness Academy has congratulated its pupils after “indicative results” showed that 100 per cent of its GCSE pupils gained five or more A*-C passes in this year’s exams.

The school added that 51 per cent of pupils gained five or more A*-C passes, including English and Mathematics.

The Academy said that such success was “a much harder target to meet, especially considering the Academy is non-selective”.

Ian Corns, Academy Principal, has praised the efforts of pupils and staff.

He said: “The results for this year are testimony to the hard work and commitment of all staff and pupils.

“Mathematics results have shown even greater improvement this year which could not have occurred without strong and consistent management strategies having been put in place.

“Well done to everybody. This examination success and the new buildings now completed for the start of term bode well for even greater levels of success in 2013/14.”

The Skegness Academy is one of the 17 Academies sponsored by the Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust (GDFT).

Barry Day, Chief Executive of the GDFT, said: “Once again we are proud of the success of the pupils at the Skegness Academy.

“The results demonstrate that the Academy is maintaining the high level of examination success seen in previous years.”

The Academy added that this year’s results were “way above the current national target for pass rates at GCSE” of 40 per cent, and also exceeded the 50 per cent national pass rate which will come into effect in 2015.

Whilst all the pupils have done remarkably well, there are some that have particular cause to celebrate at the Academy.

These include:

- Luke Bailey - 17 grade Cs or above.

- Connor Harper - 16 grade Cs or above.

- Sophie Millward - 16 grade Cs or above.

- Joe Marshall - A* in English accompanied with a large composite of A and B grades.