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Schools win praise for pupils’ work – Durham Community Business College

THREE schools in the North East have been congratulated by the Government for their students’ exam performance.

Schools Minister Nick Gibb has sent personal praise to the most improved secondary schools in England, writing to 105 schools across the country which achieved an increase in results every year for the last four years.

Fyndoune Community College in Sacriston, County Durham, Cardinal Hume Catholic School in Gateshead and Farringdon Community Sports College in Sunderland each received a letter.

Mr Gibb said: “I would like to congratulate your staff, governors and pupils for their hard work and success and to thank you for your leadership in continuing the drive towards the highest standards of educational achievement.”

Schools on the list achieved the most sustained progress in the percentage of pupils getting five A* to C grades, or equivalent, at GCSE including English and maths, between 2008 and 2011.

Anne Lakey is the chief executive of the Durham Federation, which comprises Fyndoune Community College and Durham Community Business College in Ushaw Moor.

She said: “The students and staff are ecstatic that their hard work has been recognised in this way. Standards are set very high at the school and this is a huge achievement for the students.”

via Schools win praise for pupils’ work – Today’s News – News – JournalLive.

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