GCSE results: MK Academy celebrates ‘historic’ day

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The principal of Milton Keynes Academy has described his school’s GCSE results as historic after 53 per cent of its students gained five or more GCSEs graded A* to C.

Dara Carroll says Milton Keynes Academy expects to maintain its position as “the fastest improving school in Milton Keynes” following another big rise in results this year. He even thinks the school could be amongst the fastest improving in the country.

The 53 per cent of students who gained five or more GCSEs graded A* to C, including English and maths, was up on last year’s figure of 38 per cent and 20 per cent in 2011.

“It’s a massive achievement and shows how hard students and staff have worked,” said Mr Carroll.

“I am delighted that we are continuing on our journey of rapid improvement. We are making a huge difference to young peoples’ life chances in our community.”

The school says progress of all students in English and maths was exceptionally good, with 83 per cent of students making three or more levels of progress from Year 7 to 11 in English and 66 per cent in maths.

“This is a reflection of our inclusive approach,” added Mr Carroll. “We are committed to making sure that all our students are given the opportunity to achieve their best and we are fulfilling our mission ‘Everyone Achieves’.”