Derby Pride Academy celebrates its best ever set of GCSE results.
With a vision of development at the core of its ethos, Derby Pride Academy supports learners and educates them to be responsible members of the community, raising expectations and contributing to the well-being and cohesion of the community.
Measured against National Figures reported by the government, the percentage of students from the local academy who attained five or more GCSEs was six times higher than the average competing institution.
In terms of internal success, Derby Pride Academy has seen a 53% increase on last year in students gaining a Level 1 qualification in both English and Mathematics and a 19% increase in the Level 2 qualification.
One of the key performers who contributed to the Academy’s significantly increased success this year was Dominic Barr, who arrived at the school in 2014 because he knew one of the pupils who attended there.
Less than two years on, Dominic is celebrating a decorated set of eight GCSEs, which include a grade A* in IT Application Skills and a grade A in personal finance.
Principal of Derby Pride Academy, Karen Hayes, praised the commitment and endeavour demonstrated by the students. She said:
“I am exceptionally proud of our students, and staff, for these brilliant results. The commitment to achieve and the resilience demonstrated by our young people clearly shows what our young people are capable of achieving, despite disruption to their education and continual changes in the curriculum.
Our Governors are delighted and we all wish the cohort of 2015-2016, every success for their future.”
Derby Pride Academy in partnership with Derby County Football Club provide good examination outcomes and redirection work for high need students in an alternative provision setting.
Click below for 2016's GCSE Results
We seek to make a model of Alternative Provision which recognises that students are individuals with differing strengths and weaknesses.