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Manor Students Deliver Highest Ever Set of Results

24th Aug 2015

Manor Students Deliver Highest Ever Set of Results

A number of students at Manor Community Academy, which has been sponsored by the Northern Education Trust since March 2015, have shown outstanding individual performances at GCSE level, which combine to give the academy what is looking like its best ever set of results.

The percentage of students achieving five or more GCSEs at A*- C grades including English and maths now comfortably breaks the 50 per cent barrier and many more are now exceeding the national progress measures.

Jake Newton is the academy?s highest performing student and has gained 12 qualifications, 11 at grade A*/A; Head Girl, Erin Hansen, has gained 11 GCSEs all at grade A*/A to become Manor Academy?s highest performing girl.

Other students achieving the highest grades include Ellie Jackson, Marieanne Lawson, Sarah Bushnell and Alex Lightfoot to name but a few. Students have performed strongly in a number of subjects including English, History, Geography and PE.

Last year, 70 per cent of students achieved the nationally expected levels of progress in English and 46 per cent achieved the nationally expected levels in maths. This year, these numbers have risen to 81 per cent and 52 per cent.

Commenting on this year?s results, Anne Malcolm, principal, was keen to offer her congratulations and thanks to her teaching staff and students for the dedication and commitment they have shown. She said:

?I am delighted with the improvements which we continue to make and very proud of the performance of all of our students. Good examination results happen when students show commitment and work hard over a long period of time; as exams continue to become more difficult, I am pleased to see that students at Manor Community Academy continue to achieve the highest grades.

"The positive relationship between staff and students at Manor contributes greatly to our continued improvement and our staff have provided high quality teaching and support which has allowed students to aspire to be their very best. As a new member of the Northern Education Trust, we have gained a great deal of additional support from the Trust and we are looking forward to further improvements in the future.?

Manor Community Academy has only recently become a Northern Education Trust academy and is a larger than average sized co-educational school with 1144 students aged 11 to 16 years. It is to benefit from a brand new, purpose-designed building which will accommodate 1250 students and is currently under construction with completion expected in April 2016.

Ian Kershaw, chief executive of Northern Education Trust, added:

?Manor Community Academy is making good progress and these results demonstrate that with strong leadership, high quality teaching and the right commitment from our students, a strong set of results is possible. Manor students and all academy staff are to be congratulated.?