Yate Academy celebrates 'best ever' GCSE results
YATE Academy is celebrating the best set of GCSE results in its history today.
The school in Sundridge Park says its results put it among the best in the country for pupil progress.
Eight out of ten pupils achieved a grade 4 – equivalent to the previous C grade – or better in maths this year, an improvement of 7% on last year.
In English, the number of students achieving level 5 or more results rose from 54% to 63%. The percentage of students achieving a Grade 4 or higher in both English and maths is 72% - up from 50% two years ago.
The school's progress 8 scores, which measure the improvement between a pupil's expected performance at the start of secondary school and their actual performance at GCSE, have provisionally risen by 20% from +0.69 to +0.89. Last year's scores had already put Yate Academy in the top 4% of schools in the country.
Among the high achievers were Evie G Williams (above), Ella Carboni, Lydia Jones (above), Millie Greenaway and Ethan Clack (below left, with Danny Frankcom, right), who all achieved Level 9s and BTEC distinction * grades in several subjects.
Exceptional progress and some outstanding grades were achieved by Patryk Pajak, Madison Leppard, Kate Dix, Kai Dervishi and Nik Kajak.
Head teacher Isabel Ambrose said: “I am absolutely thrilled with these well-deserved GCSE results. The hard work from students and staff, along with the support from their families, has made this momentous achievement possible.
"I am so very proud that the academy has increased outcomes in all areas and sustained success over the last two years.
"I have loved working with this particular cohort and I wish them the very best of luck for their futures”.
Jasmine Bull and Dee Young celebrate their results.
The school says the latest figures confirm its vision that all children who attend the school have a better chance of success than if they attended any other school in the country.
Trinity Lewis was another Yate Academy pupil to achieve impressive GCSE results
Deputy head teacher and raising standards leader Phillipa Lewis said: “What a mountain we have climbed together this year.
"I am so thrilled that our students are now equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to tackle the next chapter of their lives successfully.
"We can’t wait to welcome them back into 6th form and continue to support them to further success.”
Main picture: Bethan Caswell, Evie Williams, Lydia Jones and Aaliyah Ashfield celebrate some outstanding GCSE results