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Outstanding School, Outstanding Students and Outstanding Results

Churchill Community College in Wallsend, recently graded Outstanding in every aspect by OfSTED, is celebrating another set of fantastic GCSE results with 79% of students achieving 5 or more A*-C grades in GCSE examinations, keeping the college amongst the highest performing schools in North Tyneside.

In a year where the government has made GCSEs standards even more rigorous and many schools are reporting significant falls in pass rates in Maths and English, the results at Churchill have continued to reach exceptional standards.

The college celebrated with students by having a 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' themed exam results day. Students arrived to a red carpet, staff dressed as characters from the much-loved Roald Dahl story, giant toadstools, a wall mural, a lollipop tree, giant sweets, balloons, banners, and refreshments.

There was a lot to celebrate. 11% of Year 11 students gained between 5-10 GCSE A/A* grades, including Lee Cotcher, Molly Russell, Callum Webster and Stephen Findley- who were all thrilled with their results.

Executive Headteacher, David Baldwin, said, ' We are delighted. Our very high performance has continued with 81% of students making expected or better than expected progress in GCSE English and 73% in Maths. In addition, our Science GCSE results are our best ever with 74% of students having achieved the government target of 2 or more A*-C grades at GCSE in Science. In subjects such GCSE Resistant Materials and GCSE Product Design 100% of students have achieved an A*-C grade and in GCSE Art 89% have done so. We have retained our position in the top schools in North Tyneside with this year's results.'

Jill Huxtable, Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for Student Progress said 'This success is well- deserved. We work so hard to support students and they work extremely hard too. We are thrilled for them. This year is the year the government have changed how GCSE success is measured with much more emphasis being given to GCSE examinations and less to vocational qualifications in school league tables and our results have stood up to that change. It is fantastic news.'

Churchill has built on its success every year in the last 7 years. In May this year, OfSTED recognised the amazing progress by grading the college as Outstanding across the board.

Watching today's celebrations and talking to students as they shared their results, Head of School, Elaine Riley, told us , ' This is a fantastic school. We focus on the whole student. Of course examination results are very important but we also work hard to help our young people to grow in confidence, fulfil their ambitions, make positive relationships with other people and develop the skills to live as happy, successful adults throughout their lives. Days like today where we celebrate their success with them and all have a bit of fun are part of that, and seeing their delight when they open their results is a great reward.'

Contact: Head of School, Elaine Riley on 07775332140 for further details.