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Richard Lander School in Top 10% of Schools Nationally for GCSE Improvement!

Added 6 yearss ago


Richard Lander School received notification this week from the Specialist Schools and Colleges Trust (SSAT), informing them that it is in the top 10% of schools nationally for recent GCSE improvement.

The school received a letter from Sue Williamson, SSAT Chief Executive, stating:

I am pleased to enclose a certificate to acknowledge your achievement in being among the top 10% of schools and academies nationally based on the improvement from 2008 to 2012 in the percentage of pupils achieving 5+ A*-C grades including English and Mathematics. Many congratulations for achieving an outstanding 20 point increase.

Headteacher Steve Mulcahy commented: Richard Lander has historically had very good achievement and the improvement over the past three years has built on this success, with each year bringing record results for the school.  We are really pleased that this has been recognised by the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust.  The achievement is really down to a combination of factors; terrific students who are so well motivated, a terrific climate for learning at the school and a dedicated staff team.  The support from our Governing Body and indeed from the parent body has been invaluable too.

The improvement in results means that 90% of students gained 5 or more GCSE passes at A*-C grade in 2012 (67% in 2008) and 67% of students gaining 5 or more GCSE passes at A*-C grade including English and Maths (47% in 2008).

Barry Tripp, the schools Chair of Governors, commented; This is a terrific accolade for the school and is the result of so much hard work by so many people both students and staff.  It is also encouraging news, coming in the middle of the exam period for our current Year 11.


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