Guilsborough Academy in Northampton has been awarded the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom.
The International School Award is a badge of honour for schools that do outstanding work in international education, such as through links with partner schools overseas. Fostering an international dimension in the curriculum is at the heart of the British Council’s work with schools, so that young people gain the cultural understanding and skills they need to live and work as global citizens.
Guilsborough Academy is delighted with their students’ GCSE results this year. The year group worked really hard and were supported wonderfully by the excellent staff and very supportive parents/carers to achieve their brilliant results. With 76% of students achieving A*- C in both English and Maths, and over a fifth of them achieving 5 A*/A grades, this has enabled them to go onto a wide variety of courses/apprenticeships. Particularly pleasing was the achievements in English and Mathematics with 81% and 80% respectively achieving a C grade or above. These results are particularly impressive when considering the changing national picture.
New Principal, Mrs Swales said, “We are very proud of our students, not only because they did so well in their GCSE qualifications, but also because of the hard work, commitment and resilience they showed during their time studying. They also showed a true team spirit, supporting each other to achieve their best”.
“Whilst many of our students achieved at least 10 A*/A grades, which is amazing, we also had many others that made outstanding progress in a variety of subject areas. We wish them all the best for the future and look forward to working with them in the 6th form to go on to continue their success”.