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Dyslexia school in Lichfield celebrates as all students pass GCSE English

All GCSE pupils at a specialist dyslexia school in Lichfield are celebrating after passing English.

Maple Hayes Dyslexia School

Maple Hayes Dyslexia School

Dr Daryl Brown, headteacher of Maple Hayes School, said he was “absolutely thrilled” with the results given many of the students had not been able to read or write when they joined.

The results showed 38% of pupils had achieved at least a grade 4 – equivalent to a C – in English, with 100% passing.

Maths also saw a 100% pass rate, with 54% of students achieving at least a grade 4.

Dr Brown said: “We are absolutely thrilled with these results, as they are a true testament to not only the hard work of our pupils, but to our dedicated and committed staff who go above and beyond to giving these youngsters the education they deserve.

“It gives us great pride to see the smiles on each of their faces as celebrate the fruits of their labours.

“We wish each of them the best of luck as they embark on their next academic chapter.”

Sonny Moore

Sonny Moore

Among those to receive their results today was Sonny Moore. He said: “I am really happy with my results and excited to head into my public services course.

“I could not have done this without the help of the teachers at Maple Hayes. I will miss the friends I made here and can’t wait to come back and visit.”

Sonny’s mother Adelle Jenkins added: I am so beyond proud of my son for his GCSE results.

“He worked tremendously and tirelessly to beat the odds and get to where he is today. When he first came to Maple Hayes, he was not able to read or write. He is prepared for this next chapter thanks to the dedication and support of the incredible teachers.

“I am so excited for his bright future.”

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