Chasetown school is one of the most improved in the country

Chasetown Specialist Sports College's Bernice Astling with pupils from the school

Chasetown Specialist Sports College's Bernice Astling with pupils from the school

Chasetown Specialist Sports College has been named the top 20 most improved secondary schools in the country.

The table,published by the Department for Children, Schools and Families,  is based on the proportion of students getting at least five good GCSEs or equivalent qualifications each year, including English and maths GCSEs.

The Headteacher of the Burntwood school, Bernice Astling, said:

“The Government Achievement and Attainment Tables 2009 show how well Chasetown Specialist Sports College is performing compared with schools nationally and within Staffordshire.  We are absolutely delighted to hear about our place in these tables.

“We knew that our 2009 examination results were superb, but this latest news is the icing on the cake!”

She continued:

“Chasetown also gained the second highest results in the county as far as the percentage of students gaining 5A*-C grades. Thee school is extremely proud of the fact that our results at KS4 are significantly above national averages against all current indicators.”

The school has already received a number of messages noting the excellent recent Ofsted Report and the 2009 examination results.

A letter of congratulations was received from local MP Michael Fabricant, from the Lead Cabinet Member for Children and Young People in Staffordshire County Council and from several other key figures in the Local Authority.

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