Varying success for our schools as Suffolk GCSE results improve

South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge meets Ormiston Sudbury Academy principal Caroline Wilson ANL-150526-123832001
South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge meets Ormiston Sudbury Academy principal Caroline Wilson ANL-150526-123832001

Figures for last year’s GCSE results have been released showing a varying level of success in schools in this area.

Results for Suffolk increased from 51.7 per cent to 54.5 per cent of pupils achieving five or more GCSEs at A*-C including maths and English, while nationally this figure increased from 53.4 per cent to 53.8 per cent.

Ormiston Sudbury Academy’s figures rose from 41 per cent to 46 per cent, a five per cent increase following a two per cent fall the year before.

Thomas Gainsborough School in Great Cornard still has a higher average with 55 per cent of pupils achieving the benchmark figure, but this was a six per cent decrease on its 2014 results.

Fifty-seven per cent of pupils at Hadleigh High School achieved the five A*s-C.

Two years ago the school had an average of 54 per cent, at the time more than 10 per cent below the national average.

The school has seen a one per cent increase on its 2014 score.

Stour Valley Community School, a free school in Clare, recorded a six per cent increase in its results.

It’s 52 per cent figure was a large improvement on its first ever set of figures in 2014.

Independent school Stoke College, based in Stoke by Clare, saw a decrease of pupils achieving the five A*s-C benchmark, going from 46 per cent in 2014 to 43 per cent in 2015.