Students are celebrating at Peacehaven Community School, where 56% students have achieved 'C' or above in English and Maths, up 16% from last year. The top performer was Abigail Tarran, who achieved 10 A/A*s. Jodie Hallett, Liam Butler and Isabella Bianciardi all achieved 9 A/A* grades.
The school has been through a period of change following two years of declining results. In November, the Local Authority commissioned Swale Academies Trust to oversee the school's improvement, and appointed Austen Hindman as Acting Head Teacher.
Mr Hindman emphasised the importance of these results to the local community.
'PCS is a community school, and the school's improvement will have a huge impact on local families. Thirty-two more students achieved 'C' or above in English and Maths this year compared to last. For each of those students that means that they are better prepared for college and more likely to get the jobs that they want. '
'The biggest difference for me is that the average grade at PCS is now a 'C', up from 'D' last year. That shows the impact of the changes we have made across the whole school. In fact, the progress of all of our students has risen dramatically this year, not just the students who were expected to get A* to C grades.'
'We are ambitious for our students, and want them to have the opportunities in life that a good education brings.'