King’s Lynn high school in top 100 table

Andy Johnson in his new role of executive head of St Clements and Springwood.
Andy Johnson in his new role of executive head of St Clements and Springwood.
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Lynn’s Springwood High School is among the 100 most improved secondary schools in the country, according to the latest GCSE league tables.

The school has seen the number of students passing the exams with top grades soar over the last three years.

A total of 68 per cent of students achieved at least five GCSEs at grade A*-C including English and Maths last summer – up from 50 per cent in 2010.

The 18 per cent rise represents 54 more students gaining the government’s ‘gold standard’ of qualifications in 2013 compared to three years ago.

Headteacher Andy Johnson said “This is a great achievement for the school. We have focused hard on improving the achievement and progress of all students.

“We are happy many more students will have improved life chances through gaining this important qualification.”

Not far behind, but just missing out on the top 100 most improved list, is Hunstanton’s Smithdon High School, which saw 17 per cent more students pass with top grades in 2013, compared to 2010.

Lynn’s King Edward VII School, which was placed into special measures by Ofsted in November, was revealed as one of the worst performing schools with the percentage of pupils reaching the Government’s key target dropping by 12 per cent over three years.

The school’s GCSE results last year also only just scrapped the government’s minimum ‘floor’ standard of 40 per cent of gaining the key target.