Leigh Academies Trust celebrated a magnificent set of GCSE results this year. Against a backdrop of decline nationally, where scores tumbled again across the full range of subjects, LAT academies surged forward.
Overall, 62% of pupils achieved the gold standard of A*-C in English and maths, compared to fewer than 60% of pupils nationally. In English, 81% of pupils achieved A*-C grades against just over 60% nationally. In maths, 66% of LAT pupils achieved A*-C versus 62% nationally. There were many more successes across the full range of subjects. Roughly one in five of our pupils achieved the English Baccalaureate. All academies attained a positive Progress 8 score and our overall Attainment 8 score exceeded the national average.
We are especially delighted that The Leigh Academy, Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy and Mascalls Academy achieved the best headline scores in their histories, with 65%, 70% and 60% of pupils achieving A*-C in English and maths, respectively. At The Leigh UTC, half of the pupils achieved the same benchmark in the Academy’s first year of GCSE results, making it the highest-performing UTC nationally.
Commenting on the GCSE results, Simon Beamish, Chief Executive of Leigh Academies Trust, said:
“Our academies’ results this year are simply stunning. Across the board and in a wide range of subjects, scores have risen, making this group of Year 11s the most successful on record. The high achievements of staff and students demonstrate the power of formal collaboration across one of the region’s most successful multi-academy trusts. We look forward to welcoming many of our Year 11s back into one of our sixth forms in September.”
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