Students ecstatic with excellent English results

78 per cent of North Cambridge Academy’s students have already achieved an A* to C grade in GCSE English (January 2015).

The figure is 20 per cent higher than at the same point last year (58 per cent), is already eight per cent higher than the final English results recorded at the end of the last academic year (70 per cent) and is also above the national average for English (66.3 per cent).

Improvement was also seen in other areas, with 89 per cent of pupils already making the required levels of progress during their time at the academy, once again beyond the national average (61.2 per cent) including 25 per cent who have gone beyond and exceeded expectations.

Martin Campbell, Principal of North Cambridge Academy, said: “We are really pleased with these figures. They show the improvements that we are continuing to make.

“At North Cambridge Academy we do everything we can to act in the best interest of the child, making sure they achieve the results they desire and deserve.”

Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust took over The Manor School in 2012, re-launching it as North Cambridge Academy in 2013. Since then, GCSE results have tripled, from 20 per cent in 2012 to 60 per cent in 2014 for the number of students achieving five or more A* to C grades including English and maths.

English and literacy are two of the key areas for development at North Cambridge Academy and a number of innovative schemes have already helped boost standards.

This includes the Academy’s partnership with Cambridgeshire County Council’s Library in Arbury last year, which saw a significant increase (36%) in the number of junior and teen books being borrowed.