Exam Results Underline Academy Transformation
The GCSE results obtained by the first group of students to complete their secondary education at the Co-operative Academy of Stoke-on-Trent underline the transformation that has taken place since it was converted from Brownhills High School in 2010.
42% per cent of students at the Tunstall academy gained 5 A*-C including English and Maths compared to just 32 per cent five years ago when the last group of Brownhills High School pupils got their results.
Nick Lowry, Principal said: “The academy has made tremendous progress over the past five years and those receiving their results today have been on every step of that journey. English and Science results in particular were fantastic this year and well above national average.”
“Compared to the predecessor school, Year 11 students are now almost 40% more likely to pass in English and Maths which remain the key subjects required by colleges and employers.
“We believe that educational success is built upon a strong partnership between parents, students, staff and the local community and one of the biggest achievements has been how the Academy has established itself as an important community asset for the people of the area.
“I am convinced this has had a very positive impact on pupils and has helped to deliver today’s GCSE results.”
Frank Norris, Director of the Co-operative Academies Trust, said: “Within the challenging context in which the Academy finds itself, this is a fantastic success story and is testament to all the hard work and enthusiasm of both students and staff at the Academy.
“I am very proud of what the Co-operative Academy of Stoke-on-Trent is doing and how we are delivering the highest standards of education based on co-operative values and principles. It is very gratifying to see how everyone is committed to creating an outstanding learning community where all pupils achieve their maximum potential.”