Celebrating Outstanding GCSE Results

24th August 2017

Manor Croft Academy students and staff are celebrating today what is likely to be one of the largest improvements in GCSE outcomes in the country!

Principal, Andy Barnett said, the number of students achieving passes in both maths and English has risen from 40% to 68%.  This is a 28% increase in one year and staff, students and parents are now reaping the rewards of a year of transformational change and hard work.  These huge increases are also reflected across other areas. Science increased by 25%, French went up 33%, and our practical subjects like PE also rose by 33%.

The record breaking results were revealed to Manor Croft students on Thursday morning. The main hall was filled with students, parents and teachers who together celebrated the well-deserved success of our fantastic young people.

Chief Executive for the Trust, Paul Tarn said, Andy Barnett and his team have shown what transformational leadership can do.  In his first Year as Principal, he has transformed outcomes and I am confident that he now leads an outstanding school.  I have to congratulate the parents who managed to get a place in this year’s year 7; they are joining an outstanding Academy.

Individual successes included Uhzair Naheem who achieved a fantastic set of results including the new Grade 9 in mathematics. Uhzair is planning on becoming a mathematics teacher and will be taking up his place at Greenhead College in September.

Similarly, Mae Exley achieved a Grade 9 in English Language alongside 5 ‘A’ Grades and 2 ‘A*’ grades. Mae is looking forward to taking up her place at Leeds College of Art.

Principal, Andy Barnett added “We are delighted with the performance of all our students’ achievements this year.  They have risen to the challenge we set them to achieve our best ever results and I am sure they will all go on to experience further successes in the future.  This performance is well-deserved and represents all their hard work and commitment and also the support given by staff and parents”.