Big improvement in GCSE results

The number of Holbrook Academy students meeting the government benchmark of 5 A* to C GCSEs including Maths and English has jumped to 69%. That’s up from 59% in 2014 and puts Holbrook among the most successful schools in Suffolk. The Academy’s score for student progress is now 1009 – again one of the best scores in the County. A previous gap between the attainment of boys and girls has narrowed.

Headteacher, Dr Simon Letman, said: “We are absolutely delighted. It has been a team effort. Everyone has played their part. I am very, very pleased.”

Tim Fenton, outgoing Chair of Governors, said: “The students, staff and Dr Letman all deserve high praise. This is appropriate reward for many months of very hard work. I would also like to thank the parents who kept faith with the school when the results were not so good, their support has contributed to these fantastic results.”

UPDATE: Two re-marks in English Language have pushed our final score up to 70% for A* to C, including maths and English. That gives us a student progress score of 1012. Even better!