GCSE LATEST: Big fall in King’s Lynn school’s grades, as education bosses admit there is much more to do

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Education leaders have admitted there is still much more to do after West Norfolk’s schools recorded a mixed set of GCSE results today, Thursday, August 21.

Just 32 per cent of students at Lynn’s King Edward VII School achieved the government’s “gold standard” of five A* to C grades, down eight per cent on the school’s 2013 figure.

But headteacher Mike Douglass said he did not believe the results truly reflected the progress made by students over the past year, in which the school was also put into special measures. He said: “It is especially disappointing given the hard work by the students and staff and the on-going progress that has been recognised by Ofsted over the year.”

There was better news elsewhere, with record results recorded at St Clement’s High in Terrington St Clement, and more than 50 per cent of students achieving the standard at four schools in the borough, despite reductions compared with last year.

But Gee Cook, principal of the Iceni Academy in Methwold, where the number of gold standard students rose by three per cent to 50 per cent, admitted: “There is loads to do.”