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Under-fire Bourne End school celebrates A Level success
PUPILS at a Bourne End school have an extra reason to celebrate after a huge improvement in A Level results just five months after it was placed in special measures.
Year 13 pupils at Wye Valley School registered a 20 per cent increase in A*- C grades over last year, while year 12 results saw a 13 per cent rise.
And interim head teacher Andrea Jacobson praised the dedication of pupils and staff as the school continues on its road to recovery after a damning Ofsted report in March.
"These figures represent substantial and significant progress for The Wye Valley School Sixth Form," she said.
"The improvement is based on a lot of hard work by young people and teachers alike. We are very proud of all the students who have achieved so much this summer."
Wye Valley pupils secured the best average point score for Year 13 in the school’s recent history, with 12 students achieving A* and A grades.
Deputy Head Tim Cook cited extra support from Bucks County Council and a partnership with Wycombe High School as instrumental to the improvement.
Wye Valley Staff visited the girls’ school for extra coaching in the wake of the "inadequate" inspection verdict.
He also praised the expertise of Dame Marcia Twelftree, chair of the school’s Interim Executive Board.
"The additional package of support has lead to profound improvement," he said.
"I have only been here a short time but the absolute willingness for students and staff to improve is more so than at any other school I have worked at."
"By all records Wye Valley School is on a route to improvement, as shown by the substantial and significant shift in the results."
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