Dramatic improvements at Hunstanton’s Smithdon High School, recognised earlier this year by Ofsted, have now been borne out in the school’s A-level results.
The school, which saw its grading lifted to ‘good’ after the most recent Ofsted inspection, saw 78 per cent of students achieve A*-C grades this year, compared to 67 per cent last year.
Individual success stories included Daniel Warburton, who got four A* grades, in maths, further maths, physics and chemistry, exceeding what he needed to win his place to read natural sciences at Cambridge University.
Outgoing headteacher, Jon Goodchild, said: “The students and staff have done an outstanding job with respect to A levels this year. All aspects of the results show further dramatic improvement, are easily the best the school has ever gained and continue the strong upward trajectory established during previous years.
“Ofsted’s judgement that the Sixth Form is ‘Good’ is more than vindicated. I am absolutely delighted that almost all our students have gained a place at the University of their choice.
“The Sixth Form have given me the best leaving present I could wish for – well done to a fantastic group of students.”