Top of the class for Kenilworth School as pupils hit best 100
DELIGHTED teachers and pupils are jumping for joy after coming top of the class and seeing their school named as the top 100 in the country.
Kenilworth School received a letter from department of education MP David Laws, congratulating them for pupils’ overall high performance in last summer’s GCSE exams.
The MP wrote that the results for the year 11 pupils had secured them a place in the top 100 non selective schools in the country and congratulated them for such an achievement.
Places are judged on pupil performance in five subjects including a core of English and maths.
In 2012 the school saw its very best results yet with 93 percent achieving A* to C grades overall and 85 percent with A* to C including English and maths.
And Hayden Abbott, head teacher, said the sense of pride could not be stronger as pupils and staff come together to celebrate the “excellent news”.
“This is excellent news and it is immensely gratifying to see this. It is a real tribute to the school and pupils,” he said.
“Results have been improving steadily year on year and so this is no surprise but the letter by David Laws is incredible, we are so proud to have done so well and will be displaying it in the school.
“It is credit to them and to all the teachers who have worked so hard in that time.”
Mr Abbott said he joined the school five years ago when the GCSE pupils in question started in Year 7, making it extra special for him to see them do so well.
Councillor Heather Timms, Warwickshire county council’s portfolio holder for education said: “I would like to add my congratulations on this excellent educational achievement.
“It is clear that the pupils and teaching staff have worked very hard to attain this successful position and fully deserve the endorsement from the minister.”
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