Results boost for Heywood school

Date published: 15 January 2010

Heywood Community High School is one of the top 20 schools in the country for sustained improvement over the last three years.

An official report published school by school results for the whole of England and found Heywood Community increased the number of pupils getting five or more GCSEs at A*-C grade, including English and maths, from 25% in 2006 to 53% in 2009 - an increase of 28 percentage points.

Heywood and Middleton MP Jim Dobbin and Schools Secretary Ed Balls congratulated the school on its proud achievement.

Mr Dobbin said: "I'm delighted that Heywood Community High School has seen such a big rise in its results – not just last year but over the last three years.

“It’s the 19th most sustained improved school in the whole country. It's a testament to the hard work and dedication of all the pupils, the head teacher and staff at the school.”

Labour's Schools Secretary Ed Balls, added: "Congratulations to all the pupils, staff and governors at Heywood Community High School. This is a great achievement which everybody involved in the school can be truly proud of.”

In April 2009 Ofsted reported that the school was outstanding in provision of the curriculum; care, guidance, and support; and leadership and management. However, the school will be closing at the end of the academic year under the Building Schools for the Future strategy.

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