Best results yet at school in special measures
A SCHOOL controversially placed in special measures less than three months ago is celebrating its best set of GCSE results yet.
St Ives School's new executive head teacher Richard Schofield said he was "delighted" that 64 per cent of Year 11 students have gained five or more A* to C grades, including English and maths, a 16 per cent increase on the 2012 result and one which is likely to place St Ives among the most improved schools in England.
Head teacher Jenny Veal said: "The results are a reflection of the hard work of the students and staff and the excellent support of our parents. Congratulations go to all of the students. We are incredibly proud of them and wish them every success in the future."
There was outstanding achievement in academic subjects such as English language (78.8 per cent), maths (74 per cent), and French (87.2 per cent), as well as in practical and creative subjects such as art (95.3 per cent), textiles (100 per cent), graphics (100 per cent), food technology (82.4 per cent), music (81.8 per cent) and electronic products (75 per cent).
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Particular congratulations go to Rosanna Weatherly who achieved six A*s and six As and Chloe Roach who scored three A*s, including a double A* in English literature and language, seven As, five Bs and a merit in ICT. Chloe was part of the school's Gifted and Talented programme and was entered early for several exams.
The school was placed in special measures in June after a damning Ofsted inspection in which failures in teaching, pupil achievement and leadership were identified; Mr Schofield was brought in from Brannel School, St Stephen, as executive head teacher. The move to place the school in special measures in June provoked outrage, with parents claiming the decision was the first move toward pushing the school toward academy status.