WATCH: A Level success for school placed in special measures

A Northumberland academy placed in special measures last month has received some of their best ever A Level results.

Last month Cramlington Learning Village as placed in special measures following an Ofsted visit in April.

Cramlington Learning Village pupils celebrating their A Level results.

Cramlington Learning Village pupils celebrating their A Level results.

But despite the report’s findings, the academy has an overall pass rate of 99.6 percent, and a quarter of grades were A* or A.

Head teacher Wendy Hislop said: “We are absolutely delighted with our A2 and AS results this year, we have got some of the strongest results in the school’s history and despite the recent setbacks that the school has had this is a true vindication for the methods that we use.

“The students have done well, 14 students have got all A* and As and we wish those students all the best and we know they are going to be very successful in the future.

“I think the students are very loyal and commiteed to the school and i think that is a very commendable thing.”

Almost half of grades at A* to B and 14 students got a clean sweep of A*s and As.

Student Emily McCabe, 18, from Cramlington, achieved an A and two Bs, and will now go to Newcastle Universtity to study History and Politics.

“I am delighted to have got the results I need, as there has never been a better time to study politics.

“I think the Ofsted report was completely unfounded, as the school has been brilliant for me.

“I have never had a problem with the school and I don’t believe the report is right. It is my school and it has helped me through my sixth form, the entire team at the school has helped me and I can’t believe what they are saying in the report is true.”

Rebecca White, 18, who achieved As in Biology and Maths and an A* in Chemistry, is now looking forward to studying biochemistry at Durham University.

“I am really happy with my results,” she said.

“I am really interested in genetics so I can’t wait to study biochemisty. I am nervous but excited at the same time.”

A total of 14 students gained all A* of As, and head girl Laura Foggett achieved 2A*s and 2As and is off to study medicine at York University.

Mrs Heslop added: “We are so impressed with the hard work and commitment of our young people. We wish them every success for the future.”