Fantastic GCSE results
Staff at Cape Cornwall School are celebrating their students’ achievements as the early release of performance tables by the Department for Education shows that the school is the most improved secondary school in Cornwall. In the space of 1 year, the dedication and commitment of the staff, combined with the hard work of students, has seen the school improve its position in the Cornwall tables by a remarkable 20 places: now ranked 10th in Cornwall. In a year of significant change: with new GCSEs in nearly every subject, students at the school have achieved remarkable success and have triumphed against the challenges of a “much tougher” set of exams. The DfE’s key benchmark, Progress 8, places the school in the top 10 in Cornwall, and is calculated from each child’s starting point in Year 7 compared to their individual GCSE results. The proportion of students gaining a Grade 5 or above in English and Maths is also in the top ten schools in Cornwall and testament to the school’s relentless focus on high quality teaching and individual support for students. A delighted Head of School, Mrs Sarah Crawley said “We are delighted by the achievement of our children, and by the amazing improvement in the school over the course of last year. We have all worked really hard: staff, students and parents must be congratulated on a great team effort. The tables show that Cape Cornwall School is providing an excellent standard of education and care for our children and I am extremely proud of what we have achieved together over the last 12 months”.
Cape Cornwall School joined the Truro and Penwith Academy Trust group of schools in September and works in close partnership with local primary and secondary schools. The school’s sustained position over the year is attributed to the focus on improving the quality of teaching and ensuring that every child in the school has the care and support they need to achieve their best. The Executive Headteacher, Mrs Jan Woodhouse, said “I am delighted to see Cape Cornwall School flourishing and that the support of our parents and community along with the hard work of our students, and the dedication of the whole staff team has led to such incredible improvement. It is wonderful to see the school go from strength to strength and a privilege to work alongside such an inspiring team of staff. I wish the students from the Class of 2018 every success in the next stage of their education”.