Local schools congratulated by Government minster for GCSE success
A TOP Government minister has personally congratulated local schools for being among the top 100 in the UK.
David Laws, a senior minister of state for schools, has written to Healing School, Tollbar Academy and Cleethorpes Academy after fantastic GCSE results in the summer.
Tollbar and Healing were congratulated for being placed in the top 100 non-selective schools in the UK, judged on the percentage of students getting five A*-C grades, including English and maths, and also taking into account their three best grades in other subjects.
Cleethorpes Academy – also part of the Tollbar family of academies – was congratulated for being one of the most rapidly improving secondary schools in the country.
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Tollbar Academy principal Stephen Moon said: "My thanks go to our tireless staff, our supportive governors, the hardworking students and their parents and carers for continuing to make Tollbar Academy such a successful establishment."
Ann Addison, principal of Healing School, said: "To be in the top 100 non selective schools in the country is a huge achievement for our village school in North East Lincolnshire," she said.
"The Minister of State's recognition is a wonderful boost for everybody connected with the school. It is reward for everybody's year-on-year dedication."
At Cleethorpes Academy, 60 per cent of students reached the Government target of achieving five GCSEs at grades A*-C, including English and maths at Cleethorpes Academy – a little shy of the 92 per cent at Tollbar and 91 per cent at Healing.
However, it was the third consistent year of improvement – totalling more than 20 per cent – since Tollbar was announced as the sponsor in 2010 after former Lindsey School And Community Arts College was put into special measures by Ofsted. Cleethorpes Academy principal Martin Brown said of his letter: "The pupil to teacher ratio of 13.3 illustrates the level of support students receive.
"I am also pleased to see the levels of attendance improving with absence down to the lowest ever level.
"The rebuilding and refurbishment programme completing later this year will give unrivalled facilities and resources for students and staff and we will go from strength to strength.
"I wish to thank everyone involved for their continued support."