Schools pleased with league table results

SECONDARY schools in the Daventry district are celebrating with three getting improved results in last year’s GCSE results.

League tables released today (Thursday) show Danetre School in Daventry, Guilsborough School and Campion School in Bugbrooke have improved upon results achieved in 2010. William Parker School’s results were down compared to last year.

Danetre School, part of the Danetre and Southbrook Learning Village, saw 59 per cent of pupils achieve five or more A* to C grades, a five per cent increase on the previous year.

The principal of the learning village, David Howell, said: “We are extremely pleased that the tables show improvement from last year especially in a crucial factor such as GCSE results.

“It is very pleasing as well that we are above the national average for the second year running.

“It shows that we are making fantastic progress at the school and we are very proud of our young people’s achievements.”

Guilsborough School saw a four per cent increase on the 2010 results as 71 per cent of pupils achieved five or more A* to C grades. These were the best results in the Daventry district.

Campion School had 69 per cent of its pupils achieve five or more A* to C grades up by six per cent on the previous year.

William Parker School had 37 per cent of pupils achieve five or more A* to C grades compared with 39 per cent last year.

Deputy headteacher Steve Gordon said: “We are obviously disappointed about the results from last year, there has been a lot of issues identified and solutions worked out with the interim headteacher.

“Parents have already commented positively about the changes we have made and I am very confident that we will be able to deliver a significant improvement with next year’s results.”

A-level results were also published today with 100 per cent of pupils at Campion and Guilsborough School got two or more A-levels. Northampton College, which has a campus in Daventry had 64 per cent of its pupils achieve two or more A-levels.

The ways A-level results are calculated last year has changed meaning no comparable data to last year is available.