Youngsters at a county academy have delivered some outstanding individual performances in their GCSEs.
The Blyth Academy, which converted to academy status under the sponsorship of Northern Education Trust in October 2013, has seen a six per cent rise in the number of students achieving A* to C in English and maths from last year.
Eleanor Fulbeck, Ryan Faulder, Megan Fell and Morgan Kettle have shown particularly strongly in a number of subjects including English, Maths, Geography, Biology, Physics and Chemistry achieving five A grades, four B’s and a C; five A grades, 2 Bs and a C; five A grades, 2 Bs and a C; and four A grades, 4 Bs and a C.
Principal Alison Jobling said: “I am delighted that the hard work by our students and staff has ensured positive results for many individuals.
“This year has seen our movement out of special measures and ensured a solid foundation on which to grow. Blyth has an exciting future and I wish all those involved the greatest success.”
The Blyth Academy is an average sized secondary academy catering for 832 students aged 11 to 19 years.
It has been sponsored by Northern Education Trust (NET) since October 2013.
Ian Kershaw, chief executive of Northern Education Trust, added: “The Blyth Academy is making good progress in some key areas and where this is happening both strong leadership and high quality teaching, coupled with the right commitment from our students are combining to make the difference.
“Congratulations to those young people and their teachers on some excellent individual performances.”