GCSE RESULTS: Fulwood Academy

JUMPING FOR JOY:  Happy students (from left) Jonathan Tonge, Chloe Tedford-Jones, Radka Franova, Ella Gorringe and (right) Michal Ferens
JUMPING FOR JOY: Happy students (from left) Jonathan Tonge, Chloe Tedford-Jones, Radka Franova, Ella Gorringe and (right) Michal Ferens
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Recordbreakers have been jumping for joy at Preston’s Fulwood Academy.

After a summer which saw it judged to be ‘Good’ by Ofsted in crucial areas, the Black Bull Lane school has just recorded the biggest improvement in GCSE results in its history.

Principal Stephen Henry said: “We are very proud of all our students who have worked extremely hard over the last five years and we’ve seen some amazing outcomes.

“We have students who have straight A*/A grades across all subjects, and subjects in which performance is significantly above the national 
average.”

After the school was plunged into special measures by Ofsted, inspectors were impressed with the way – and speed – with which the school turned itself around.

Mr Henry said: “ The academy has transformed itself according to Ofsted and the improvement in results is now reflecting the positive changes that have taken place over the past 16 months.

“The academy has also seen improvement in its 
results in the sixth form and we are now enrolling students into our new-look sixth form.

“With small class sizes, personal support, state of the art facilities and scholarships of up to £1,000 for students joining us, this is an exciting time for the academy.”

Michal Serens only arrived in the UK from Poland in Year Five, but has notched up a string of top grades. The 16-year-old, who lives in Lea, Preston, got five grade As, including English and maths, a B and two C grades. He said: “ I am really happy. This is better than I had expected.”

More GCSE result stories will be in tomorrow’s Lancashire Evening Post and on lep.co.uk