Sutton’s Quarrydale School’s joy at ‘stunning’ praise

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SUTTON’S Quarrydale School has been praised for the ‘stunning’ improvements in its GCSE results, making it one of the best improvers in England.

Its impressive results puts it in the top 10 per cent of schools in England for improving its GCSE results year-on-year between 2008 and 2011.

The number of Quarrydale students who have gained five or more A* to C grades GCSEs has more than doubled, up from 30 per cent in 2008, to 66 per cent in 2011.

Delighted headteacher Jon Crone said the improvement was due to hard work by students, teachers and parents.

He said: “Students, staff and parents have an ambition to do their very best and the Governing body has matched this aspiration with funding for teaching and learning resources.

“Quarrydale has polite, hard working and aspirational students who are willing to attend extra study sessions and work very hard in the classroom and at home. This impacts positively, as the whole school community wants to give the students the best life chances possible.”

Every school in the country has been ranked according to how much progress they made in improving their GCSE results in 2011 in new rankings released by SSAT – the representative body for schools.

Sue Williamson, chief executive, said: “Quarrydale should be congratulated for its stunning achievement in improving its GCSE results.

“Quarrydale has proved itself to be one of the best schools in the country at improving GCSE outcomes for their students. There is plenty that other schools could learn from Quarrydale’s success.”