25 August 2016

Norham High School in North Shields is celebrating a set of fantastic GCSE results this summer.

They are the best the school has ever achieved with 54 percent of Year 11 pupils achieving 5 or more A*-C grades including English and Maths.  This is a 19 percent increase on the results achieved in 2015.

In addition, pupils achieved brilliant results at all grades with 15 percent of grades at A* and A.

This year, the school has worked closely with neighbouring Churchill Community College in Wallsend - a National Teaching School rated as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted - sharing teaching staff, expertise and best practice as well as an Executive Headteacher.

Executive Headteacher at Norham High School and Churchill Community College, David Baldwin, said: “We set the bar high when we set ourselves a target that at least 50 percent of Norham High School pupils would achieve at least five good GCSEs including English and maths. We have not only met that challenging target, we have exceeded it, and we are absolutely delighted.

“These fantastic results mean a huge amount for our pupils, the staff who have worked tirelessly to support them and the school community as a whole.

“Over the last year, we have done absolutely everything in our power to make sure that these pupils had the best possible chance of securing great results. We’ve worked with pupils to raise their aspirations and self-belief, and trialled new interventions such as advanced reading techniques and an additional school period for Year 11 students. We also offered intensive GCSE preparation and revision sessions, as well as GCSE ‘survival kits’ to help pupils relax and unwind.

“We are all exceptionally proud of our wonderful students, but we won’t be stopping here. We’re already looking at how we can achieve even better results next year.”