Simply the best ever as exam passes soar

24/8/10. GCSE results. Fleetwood High School.From left, Stuart Carroll, Derek Reader, Carly Jackson, Jonathan Hughes and Cameron Rothwell.
24/8/10. GCSE results. Fleetwood High School.From left, Stuart Carroll, Derek Reader, Carly Jackson, Jonathan Hughes and Cameron Rothwell.

FLEETWOOD High School is on the up after enjoying its best GCSE results ever.

The school made a 10 per cent improvement on last year, prompting deputy head teacher Helen Lees to say: “We’re extremely pleased with the results which are the highest the school has ever achieved.

“This success was down to the hard work of pupils and staff, but also reflects a modern and relevant curriculum which students found inspiring.”

An encouraging 34 per cent of pupils attained five passes, including maths and English.

The overall pass rate was also encouraging, with 76 per cent of pupils gaining five good grades.

Part of the school league table system also takes account of contextual added value added (CVA), which measures the progress students have made from beginning high school to finishing their GCSEs, and takes into account factors such as social background.

Fleetwood High School’s CVA score improved massively by 40 points from 959.4 to 1000.7 - just above average.

Down the road at Cardinal Allen also made excellent progress, with 57 per cent of pupils passing both maths and English and 77 per cent got five passes overall - an increase of five per cent.

Phil Mooney , head teacher of the Melbourne Avenue school, said: “The 57 per cent A*-C English and maths figure illustrates the sustained excellent attainment of Cardinal Allen pupils relative to national and local statistics.”

And at Thornton, Millfield Science and Performing Arts College proved to be the second most improving school on the Fylde coast for the amount of students passing maths and English as part of five A*-C in the past four years.

The school, on Belvedeer Road, has also seen an impressive 28 per cent increase in its overall pass rate, meaning a staggering 96 per cent of pupils left school with at least five passes.

Sean Bullen, head teacher, said: “These are fantastic results and mean in four years the figure for 5A*-C grades has more than doubled. Well done to our wonderful young people.”