Academy results go from strength to strength

Newmarket Academy GCSE results have risen again – the sixth year in succession. In the key measures the school has posted a 10% improvement on last year’s record breaking results. Principal, Nick Froy, has spoken of his delight after students achieved “fantastic” GCSE results.  “These results further demonstrate the ambition of the school and its ability to deliver ever improving outcomes for all our students” said the Principal. The results place the school close to the top 20% of all schools in the country. The headline figures of English and Mathematics has improved to 66% for students achieving 4+, up from 59%, and 40% for 5+ up from 32%.  

  “We are clearly delighted that the Ofsted judgement in May of 2017 last year which rated the school as ‘Good’ is further justified by these results which reflect another year of improvement” said Nick Froy.

 The school was particularly pleased with the performance of students from disadvantaged backgrounds who smashed a national trend of significant underperformance – in fact at the key measure of 4+ in English and Maths our disadvantaged students equalled the outcomes of all students against a national gap of 20 percentage points. The school also achieved parity between boys and girls again bucking the national trend. These outcomes are the product of very high levels of support possible in this small school and the support of the community which provided additional funding for disadvantaged students.

 The school has had a fantastic year including the amazing and generous support from Godolphin to build a new ‘state of the art’ library which is due for completion in the Spring of 2019. The school also announced in July that His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid had provided funding and technical and project management support for the complete refurbishment of the entire building including decoration of all classrooms, replacement of the entire ICT network and equipment, and plans to redesign and equip the SEN and Engineering departments.

 Mr Froy added: “These results confirm the Academy’s transformation and shows this is a school where the students and teachers work effectively together for every child. The school is ambitious and has the support of its community to be able to realise its aspiration to be the outstanding school the community of Newmarket so clearly deserves.

 Tim Coulson, chief executive of the Samuel Ward Academy Trust, said: “I would like to congratulate all the pupils and staff for their hard work and success. 

“The Unity Schools Partnership is very proud of all their achievements and we wish the young people every success as they go onto the next stage of their lives.”