School ranked in top 20 for test results

PUBLISHED: 11:00 22 December 2012

The library closed in August

The library closed in August


KING Alfred School has been ranked in the top 20 per cent nationally for the highest progress in last summer’s GCSE results.

Schools all over the UK are given a ranking, with one being the highest and 100 the lowest, and the school in Burnham Road, Highbridge, was ranked at number 20 for academic progress - based on the figure of 62 per cent of students achieving five or more GCSEs at A*-C.

In 2007 the school languished at the 85th place nationally for progress.

Headteacher, Andy Owen, said “The Department for Education analysis is further endorsement of the tremendous progress that the school is making.

“To improve from being in the bottom 15 per cent of schools nationally to be in the top 20 per cent in five years is superb.”

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