Rotherham schools' GCSE progress hailed

TWO Rotherham schools have won praise for their sucess in improving GCSE results.

Clifton School and Aston Academy were named among the top 10 per cent of schools in the country from improving their GCSE results year on year between 2008 and 2011.

The new rankings were released by SSAT, the representative body for schools and chief executive Sue Williamson said: “Clifton School should be congratulated for their stunning achievement in improving their GCSE results.”

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Aston Academy was also in the top ten per cent in the country for attainment at GCSE, based on what students were predicted to attain when they were in Year 7.

Ms Williamson said:  “These results are testament to the commitment and hard work of the students, teachers and leadership team at Aston Academy and a vindication of their belief in high expectations, good teaching and ambition for every young person.”




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