September 25, 2019
Students at The Blyth Academy, one of ten secondary Academies sponsored by Northern Education Trust, have achieved their best ever GCSE results. The increase in students achieving a good grade in English and Maths makes Blyth one of the most improved schools in the country.
An amazing 64% of students overall achieved a pass in English and Maths, demonstrating an improvement of an incredible 32% over a two-year period.
There were some outstanding individual successes:
Aaron Patmore achieved 2 x Grade 9s, 3 x Grade 8s and 2 x Grade 7s.
Dylan Monaghan achieved 6 x Grade 8s and 1 Grade 7.
Victoria Armstrong achieved 3 x Grade 8s and 4 x Grade 7s.
Donna Park, Principal of The Blyth Academy thanked the students and staff for their efforts and commitment, saying: “I am delighted that the hard work and commitment of our students has been rewarded with these outstanding results. It makes their effort and dedication worthwhile, and I would like to thank the staff for their continued passion for ensuring our students succeed. These are record-breaking results that will significantly benefit the Blyth community.”
Nikki Gibb, Executive Principal of The Blyth Academy added her praise, saying “Students and staff are to be congratulated for these results, and should be very proud of what they have accomplished. They have all worked incredibly hard to achieve at these levels, and the results reflect the dedication and commitment they have shown.”
Rob Tarn, Chief Executive of Northern Education Trust, said “These results reflect the hard work and commitment of the staff and students within the academy. The year on year improvement demonstrates the ongoing quality of education provided by the academy, and the exceptional desire of the students to succeed. We aim to enhance the life chances of the children and young people in our care, and these results are the culmination of their incredible efforts and dedication, allowing them to progress to the next stage of their lives with confidence in their abilities to succeed. We are extremely proud of our students and wish them every success with their futures”.