Perry Beeches post record results for fifth year
PERRY Beeches the Academy has continued to smash its remarkable GCSE results yet again this year for the fifth year in succession. All 100 per cent of youngsters at the school gained five or more GCSE grades at A”-C level for the third year running and 77 per cent gained five or more including English GCSE and Mathematics GCSE. Liam Nolan executive headteacher was delighted with the results. He said: “We are delighted with the hard work of all here at Team PB. Like our GB athletes
this summer, our staff and students have trained hard, done the homework, predicted, tried and tried again and when results are out – we have got gold” Perry Beeches, named, ‘The Overall Outstanding National School of the Year 2011-2012, has seen exam results rise year on year in an incredible story of a school that has turned around its fortunes.
Only five years ago it was deemed a failing school and was threatened with closure but within one year became the most improved school in the UK when results went from 21
per cent to 51 per cent. Now it has seen its best results ever achieved by Year 11 students – the fifth year grades have gone up smashing government expectations and all other school results in the area! This year is an import-ant year for Perry Beeches because, following many accolades, 2012 represents whether the success created is sustainable – it would seem that this is a school that will permanently achieve at the highest level.
In July Michael Gove ME Secretary of State for Education, compared Perry Beeches to some of the very best schools and education services in the world. Talking about where he saw “world class” education in the USA and Sweden. Mr Gove went on to name Perry Beeches as the very best example of world class education in the UK. Mr Nolan added: “It is so significant that we have had five years of improvement. We seem to go from strength to strength. “No wonder we are ‘world class’ and the number one comprehensive school in the UK.”