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Ormiston Rivers praised by Schools Minister for excellent improvement
Posted: 16 Mar 2016
Ormiston Rivers Academy has been praised by Schools Minister Nick Gibb for ranking in the top 100 state schools in the country for improvement in GCSE and equivalent results.
Ormiston Rivers was sent a personal letter from the Minister recognising the ‘excellent’ progress it has made in the percentage of students achieving five or more A*to C grades including English and Maths.
Nick Gibb commended the staff for their hard work and professionalism, stressing that these results will provide a strong basis for Ormiston River’s students’ further education and employment.
This comes after the Academy received its best ever results at GCSE this year, which saw the number of students achieving 5+ A* to C grades including English & Maths, rise to 54% with almost 20% of students achieving three or more A*/A grades. The percentage of students making the expected three levels of progress, and more than expected four+ levels of progress in English and Maths has also increased. Particularly impressive were the students’ English results, which were in the top 25% of schools with students from a similar background.
Principal Joan Costello said:
“I am delighted Ormiston Rivers has been recognised by the Schools Minister Nick Gibb for the progress we are making with students’ results. It really shows that the hard work and highest aspirations we instil at Ormiston Rivers are paying dividends.
“At Ormiston Rivers, like all academies in the Ormiston family, we know that every student can succeed, and it is that determination that has enabled us to drive strong improvement in a short space of time."
Toby Salt, CEO Ormiston Academies Trust said:
“This letter recognises all the hard work that has gone into raising educational achievement at Ormiston Rivers Academy, by both the staff and students.
“I am extremely proud of everyone that has contributed to the rapid improvement at the academy and would like to congratulate Joan Costello and the wider OAT team for all of their brilliant work.”