In our second year as a three-strong multi academy trust, we are absolutely delighted to see substantial increases in the GCSE results with all three academies achieving their best ever results, complementing our earlier post 16 results.

The Trust’s sponsored academies, The Ebbsfleet Academy and The High Weald Academy have seen impressive improvements in GCSE outcomes this year.

The Ebbsfleet Academy celebrates its first year above the floor standard with a fantastic 53% of students gaining 5 or more A*-C GCSE grades including English and mathematics (with over 50 A* and A grades alone). 60% of students achieved A*-C grades in mathematics and 70% achieved grades A*-C in English. This constitutes a rapid improvement from the predecessor school’s 28% 5+ A*-C GCSE including English and mathematics in 2012.

The High Weald Academy, which sees Carrie Beech celebrate her first year in headship, secured their highest ever GCSE results with almost 60% achieving 5 or more A*-C GCSE grades, including English and mathematics, with 67% achieving A*-C grades in English, 74% in mathematics and 75% science; a really strong performance across all core subjects. The highest performing students gained impressive results with Stephanie Sloman achieving 5 A*s and 5 As and Onawa Skinner gaining 5A*, 3As and 2 Bs.

The Trust’s converter academy, The Hayesbrook School saw an impressive 10% increase with an outstanding 60% of students receiving five or more A*-C GCSEs, including English and mathematics. A record 250 A* and A GCSE grades and BTEC Distinctions were achieved; more than double the 2014 success rate, including 75% A*C in mathematics, 65% in English and 100% A*-C in statistics.

Speaking about the results, Debbie Coslett, CEO of The Brook Learning Trust said: “The Brook Learning Trust is dedicated to raising aspirations and maximising the potential of all of its students. These results clearly demonstrate that the hard work and the dedication of the family of schools, their staff and students, is paying dividends. In another year of volatility, record results have been achieved. This is particularly pleasing given that all three Trust academies are non-selective in a highly selective area.”