The Academy Grimsby celebrates GCSE success

The Academy Grimsby (TAG) is celebrating GCSE success after posting its first set of results today. After opening in September 2014, the school – backed by The Grimsby Institute – has gone from strength to strength with over 150 students joining next month.

Early indications are that TAG had a positive Progress 8 score meaning as a group the students made academic progress in comparison to their starting point.

62% of students gained at least a grade C in Maths with 57% achieving this in English and the majority of all students achieved at least a C in both subjects, which based on available data, confirms TAG as one of North East Lincolnshire’s high-performing academies.

TAG is also focused on vocational pathways and the BTEC Level 2 Health and Social Care results saw a 100% pass rate with a third of students achieving a merit and with one student gaining a Distinction Star worth 3 GCSEs and also an A in Maths. There was also success for engineering which also had 100% pass rate.

Head Teacher Paul Thundercliffe, was naturally delighted with the achievements of the students, he said: “Whilst we place equal importance on the academic and vocational strands at the school, I am very proud of what this cohort achieved. These young people and their parents chose to join a school that wasn’t even open and their choice has now been vindicated.

“The emphasis on personalised learning and small classes has borne fruition and not only are the students leaving us with good results and progress they are also more confident and more aware of what the future will bring them.

“These results are also a testament to the hard work and dedication of my staff and I wholeheartedly thank them for their efforts. I am also indebted to the Grimsby Institute for their unwavering support.

“We now look forward to an exciting future with new buildings and top-class facilities ready in September for our very talented young people, including the start of Career 6, our new sixth-form”.

Students and staff will be celebrating the achievements of all students as students collect their results today.