Award for school’s exam improvements

NEAASCHLM110413D2 - Kimberley school award for improved GCSE results. Headteacher Chris Teal and PE teacher/ student voice co-ordinator David Sells front from left, Alex Cargill, 13 Director of Learning Shan Andrews and Megan Campbell, 11
NEAASCHLM110413D2 - Kimberley school award for improved GCSE results. Headteacher Chris Teal and PE teacher/ student voice co-ordinator David Sells front from left, Alex Cargill, 13 Director of Learning Shan Andrews and Megan Campbell, 11

THE Kimberley School has been recognised at a prestigious ceremony for improving GCSE grades year after year.

Teachers at the school went to a ceremony in London to pick up an an award for massively improving the numbers of A*-C grades each year since 2007.

The ceremony was hosted by the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust and The Kimberley School was on a list of top specialist institutions whose results improved year on year by 35 percentage points or more.

Deputy head Shan Andrews, attended the reception at the Royal College of Physicians on March 23 and met other high-achieving leaders.

She said: “We were really pleased when we got the letter through. We knew we had done well and our A*-C had improved considerably, but it’s a real honour.

“It’s the payback and recognition for all the hard work.”

Ms Andrews said the improved grades were down to a number of factors.

“We’ve worked really hard with our teaching, we have better rewards, we’ve taken up courses for the students and we are well led.

“It’s a journey we have been on and we’ve not stood still.”

Elizabeth Reid, chief executive of the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust, said: “These results show the commitment and hard work of teachers and students in schools across the country. They demonstrate the power of high expectations, good teaching and the ambition for every young person to get the qualifications they need to have the best possible choices of career or education in later life.”