Sutton Lammas School results top of the class

NMAC11-1882-2''Sutton Lammas School's Rod Singleton pictured with his teaching award.
NMAC11-1882-2''Sutton Lammas School's Rod Singleton pictured with his teaching award.

Headteacher Rod Singleton celebrates after the Lammas School in Sutton scooped a national award for its GCSE exam results.

The school won the 2011 Good Schools Guide GCSE Award for the best point score at an English Independent School for Boys taking Psychology at GCSE.

Said Mr Singleton, who is also one of the school’s two psychology teachers: “It’s a fantastic achievement and credit must go to the hard work of the students. This is an award for the school, not any individuals.”

Judges looked at psychology results between 2008 to 2010 and gave schools points based on the popularity of the subject and the success pupils had compared to their other exam results.

The aim of the award according to the Good Schools Guide Editor, Ralph Lucas, is to highlight excellent teaching in individual subjects.

This is the second year in a row that Lammas School has received the award. The class in both years was taught by Mr Singleton.

The news is a further sign things have taken a turn for the better at the school since May last year, when Chad reported how the school faced a cash crisis plunging staff and pupils into an uncertain future.

The dramatic turn around happened after new owner and director Jane Reynolds took over in August and Mr Singleton was appointed headteacher.