Dear Parent and Carers,
As we approach the end of our first week of the new academic year, I thought it would be pertinent to share with you the positive start that has been made by your son / daughter.
In terms of dress, all students are looking smart, well groomed and tidy and are wearing their uniform as it is meant to be worn.
As I have chatted with students during the course of the week, it is not only clear but encouraging that they are displaying enthusiasm and a willingness to learn and are conducting themselves admirably. It is thanks to your continued support that we are able to achieve and, hopefully, maintain these standards.
I would also like to take this opportunity to share with you the excellent exam results that have been achieved by our students this year. In total, 43% of students achieved five or more GCSEs at grades A* to C, (a 13% improvement from the previous year) this was particularly evident in English and Mathematics where the results were hugely improved.
The Academy’s Sixth Form celebrated a 100% success rate for the sixth successive year with 95% of entries in A Level or equivalent achieving A* to C grades and an impressive 80% achieving A* and A grades.
Whilst we are aware that there is still much to do going forward, it is apparent that students are showing a determination and commitment to succeed.
The term dates for the 2015/16 academic year will be available on the Academy website from Monday 8 September 2014.
Finally, I would like to thank you for your support of the Academy and hope that this will continue throughout the coming year.
Helen Mackenzie OBE,