Students at Thorp Academy, one of ten secondary Academies sponsored by Northern Education Trust, have achieved some of their best ever GCSE results.
The academy has secured a significant number of strong passes at grade 5 in English and Maths. An amazing 71% of students overall achieved a pass in English and Maths, demonstrating consistent high year on year attainment. The academy is also delighted with the progress made by students demonstrating consistency across a range of subjects. It is particularly pleasing to note the progress made by disadvantaged students in closing the gap with their non-disadvantaged peers.
There were some outstanding individual successes:
Oliver Jones – Grade 9: 5 grades, Grade 8: 4 grades
Kirsty Wray – Grade 9: 5 grades, Grade 8: 4 grades
Matthew Heath – Grade 9: 4 grades, Grade 8: 4 grades
Michael Buchan – Grade 9: 5 grades
Karen Hailes, Principal of Thorp Academy thanked the students and staff for their efforts and commitment, saying: “I am really pleased that the hard work and commitment of our students has been rewarded with these excellent results. It makes their effort and dedication worthwhile, and I would like to thank the staff for their continued passion for ensuring our students succeed. These results reinforce the OFSTED judgement that Thorp is a Good School which is rapidly improving.”.
Andrew Jordon, Executive Principal of Thorp Academy added his praise, saying: “We are delighted by these results, which are testimony to the vision of the Trust to enhance the life chances of the young people in our care. My thanks and congratulations go to all students and staff for their incredible efforts. My thanks also go to the parents, carers, governors and the Trust Board for their continued support – our students and staff couldn’t succeed without your help”.
Julie Kelly, Chair of the Academy Council stated “The Academy Council is absolutely thrilled to see another year of improvement at Thorp Academy. We are continuing on our journey towards excellence. Well done to all students and staff”.
Rob Tarn, Chief Executive of Northern Education Trust, said “These results reflect the hard work and commitment of the staff and students within the academy. The year on year improvement demonstrates the ongoing quality of education provided by the academy, and the exceptional desire of the students to succeed. We aim to enhance the life chances of the children and young people in our care, and these results are the culmination of their incredible efforts and dedication, allowing them to progress to the next stage of their lives with confidence in their abilities to succeed. We are extremely proud of our students and wish them every success with their futures”.