School is one of the country’s best

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STUDENTS and staff at the Elizabeth Woodville School have plenty to smile about after its post-16 results were in the top 20 per cent nationally.

The news came from the A-level Performance Systems company (ALPS), who compared the results of more than 1,000 sixth forms, looking at the progress of students and comparing them to similar students nationally.

A number of subjects across both campuses, in Deanshanger and Roade, had very strong results, including physics, biology, mathematics, business studies, art and design, photography and English.

This has allowed most of the students to go on and study their chosen courses at university. Many left for top universities, including two students who are continuing their studies of English Literature at Oxford.

“The amalgamation of Roade and Kingsbrook in September has ensured that students can access the best from both former schools. The news should reassure Year 11 students who are currently contemplating what they will do in September,” said Andy Rogers, head of Key Stage Five south campus.

“Although the report provides reassurance that we are moving in the right direction and at a rapid pace, we still have a strong desire to do even better.

“We are fortunate enough to have the staff, parents and, most importantly, the students to realistically aim even higher next year,” said Philippa McCleery, head of Key Stage 5 north campus.

Head girl of south campus, Olivia Gormley-Parker said: “I am proud to be head girl of such a high achieving school which has always supported its students and prepared us well for university.”