A Lichfield school for children with dyslexia is celebrating another year of GCSE success.
Maple Hayes Dyslexia School saw record numbers achieve five or more A* to C grade results.
The success is even more surprising given that a number of students believed they would not be able to achieve GCSEs in their school lives.
Sixteen-year-old Tom Allsop joined Maple Hayes after being diagnosed with dyslexia and is now able to boast two A* and five A grade results. He will be going on to study A-levels at a local sixth form in Lichfield.
Helen Allsop, Tom’s mother, said: “We are absolutely over the moon. Before Tom came to the school we were told by a teaching professional that he was ‘uneducable’. Today he has proven what we’ve always known, that he is an incredibly bright and intelligent boy.
“Maple Hayes has changed our lives and we cannot thank the school enough, we are both proud and very grateful.”
Dr Daryl Brown, headteacher of the school, said: “It is fair to say that many pupils with dyslexia can struggle to obtain any qualifications in a mainstream education setting. Today our students have proven that dyslexia is not a life sentence for underachievement.
“Given the right tools and teaching, the sky is the limit and we are confident that all our pupils collecting results today will go on to achieve great things.”
For further information about Maple Hayes Dyslexia School visit http://dyslexia.gb.com/ or call 01543 264387.