Exam results at Court Fields have improved massively, after a tough year with the school placed in special Measures by Ofsted last autumn.
The number of pupils gaining the crucial five A-C grade GCSEs leapt by over a third to 57% compared with last year’s exam results.
In some subjects the rise was even more spectacular with the proportion of A-C grades in Maths up 27% and History up 28%.
The school’s stand-out pupil has to be George Green who has been taking A-levels at Richard Huish and GCSEs at Court Fields in the same year, achieving A* or A grades in every exam.
Other outstanding results included Anna Woodbury, 4A* & 10A; Rebecca Sipthorpe, 4A* & 9A; James Chubb, 3A* & 6A, Conor Calby 2A* & 6A.
“It’s very, very positive news for the school,” commented Elaine Faull, who is in her last few days as Head Teacher before beginning an MA in Theatre Practice at Exeter University. “I didn’t want to leave the school where it was last November, so I feel it’s a good time to hand over the reins to someone else.”
Ms Rachel Bennett will be Acting Head from September 2 when the autumn term begins. Court Fields will become an academy in partnership with Castle School, Taunton.