It’s good news all the way at Blacon High School where pupils are enjoying another hugely successful year of GCSE results with significant increases in pupils achieving 5A*-C grades including English and maths.
The new progress measure for all schools introduced by the government for this year (progress 8) shows that pupils at the school are making exceptionally good progress across the whole curriculum.
These excellent results mark the end of a hugely successful for year for Blacon following an excellent Ofsted inspection in January when inspectors described the school as a place where ‘pupils are at the heart of everything the school does’ and where ‘there is relentless ambition to achieve the very best’.
A new state of the art school will open its doors this September and pupils and parents can look forward to an exciting and successful future in their new environment.
Headteacher Sue Yates expressed her joy at the results and stressed the importance of the partnerships that support the school.
Sue said: “I am thrilled by this superb set of results which rests on the hard work of our magnificent Year 11 pupils, the support from parents and carers, the excellent work from our partner primary schools , the hard work and determination from all of the teachers and other professionals who work in the school and excellent leadership and governance.
“With our new school, a fantastic Ofsted report and these results, the future is very bright for our pupils.”
Once again this year, pupils from Blacon High School have secured bursaries to study A Levels at some of the country’s best public boarding schools. This year one pupil will join Sedburgh School and another Repton. This is the result of the school’s bursary programme named Ignite aimed at securing the very best next steps for the most able pupils.
Sue added: “Today has been a super day which we have enjoyed with our Year 11 pupils and I look forward to opening our new building next week and achieving even greater results.
“The new building will be open for the community and any other interested parents who want to see what is happening at Blacon High School on Saturday, September 10 from 10am and I look forward to showing people around and sharing the success of our school.”
Among the high achievers and best progress pupils are:
Lucy Fath: 4 A* / 3 A / 4 B
Yasmine Kose: 2A* /4A/4B/1C
Ben Murphy: 5A/4B/1C
Georgia Paddock: 2A*/3A/3B/3C
Chole Carswell: 1A*/6B/2A/2C
Amber Sconce: 1A*/5A/3B/2C
Jake Sconce: 2A/5C
Poppy Hale: 3A/5B/2C
Jess Shrigley: 1A*/4A/2B/2C
Emily Chesters: 1A*/3B/5C
Lochlan Hardy: 1A*/3A/2B/2C