PICTURE GALLERY: Positive GCSE results day for Great Yarmouth borough

A school that was placed on special measures in March joined in the celebrations across the borough of Great Yarmouth as schools saw positive GCSE results.

Cliff Park High School in Gorleston on Sea not only proved the doubters wrong but actually achieved their highest ever pass percentages in the same year as Ofsted expressed concerns over the school.

Headteacher Rob Sherington said: 'This is testament to the hard work of staff, students and parents, who have been so supportive.

'We made the changes that brought about these results months before the Ofsted inspection. For a school on special measures this is brilliant.

'We have never achieved such high results.'

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Elsewhere, the majority of high school pupils met or exceeded their targets.

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The key for the results is as follows: -

• The first figure is the percentage of five or more A*-C GCSEs, including English and maths, with previous years in brackets.

• The second figure is the percentage of students who gained five or more A*-C GCSEs in any subjects, with previous years in brackets.

• The third figure is the percentage of students achieving the English Baccalaureate; A* - C in English, maths, double science, history or geography, and a modern foreign language.

Cliff Park High School

57.4 (44) (44) (45.6) (44) (42)

73.1 (65) (62.3) (63.6) (59) (54) (39) (38)

Great Yarmouth High School

45 (42) (34) (46) (46) (39)

58 (54) (57) (59) (59) (52) - 5+A*-C


John Catton, Consultant Headteacher, said: 'We are delighted with the results and the fact that they are nudging at the best ever which occurred 4 years ago. The 2012 mathematics results are the best recorded for over 10 years! My congratulations to the class of 2012 and the staff who supported them towards this fine achievement.'

Flegg High School

54% (68) (64) (60) (51) (50)

70% (75) (76) (71) (68) (58)

Russell Boulton, headteacher, said: 'Flegg High School is delighted to announce another great year for the school with excellent individual performances by so many of our young people.

An expected dip in results was seen but this should not mask the fantastic achievements by our pupils and the dedication of our families, staff and governors. '

Lynn Grove High School

54 (63) (57) (62) (54) (54)

83 (83) (80) (81) (68) (81)


Alison Mobbs, headteacher, said: 'A lot of hard work has gone into achieving these good results. We have some outstanding individual performances and real improvements to celebrate. Congratulations to all the pupils who met their challenging targets and a big thank you to staff, parents and governors who supported them during their time here. They leave Lynn Grove well prepared for the next stage in their education and we wish them all the best for the future.'

Acle High School

56 (60) (57) (66) (62) (45)

73 (67) (68) (72) (69) (57)

32 (28) (30)

Tim Phillips, headteacher, said: 'A mixed set of results but with very good performances in science, business studies, ICT and textiles and an overall improvement in the percentage of students gaining 5 A*-C grades and the EBacc.

Like a number of number of schools we are still reviewing our English results.

Caister High School

46 (50.9) (46) (38) (43)

61.49 (63.5) (59) (59) (61)

George Denby, headteacher, said: 'We are proud of the progress our pupils have made since joining the school, there are some excellent individual pupil results.

'The majority of pupils met or exceeded their targets. Ofsted recognise that a number of our pupils come in at a lower level than naitonal average, so we have worked really hard to make the grade.'

Ormiston Venture Academy

59 (47) (36) (24) (21) (19)

96 (95) (45) (33) (24) (32)

Nicole McCartney, headteacher, said: 'We're absolutely thrilled. We are going into the new build with students achieving similar to that of some of the highest performing schools in the area. Since the school became an academy, we have seen a step change – not a gradual change – each year.

'It is down to the hard work of students, staff and parents. We very much have a 'no child left behind' approach here.'

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