Teachers at improving Sandhill View Academy hail latest GCSE results

Sandhill View head boy Lewis Charlton with his GCSE results.
Sandhill View head boy Lewis Charlton with his GCSE results.

Results have seen a significant increase in quality at Sandhill View Academy, according to school bosses.

Richard Carr, head of the school, said that they had seen a 50% pass rate in Maths and English, a figure which was at 28% just three years ago.

Pupils at Sandhill View Academy collect their GCSE results.

Pupils at Sandhill View Academy collect their GCSE results.

"It's a significant increase," said Mr Carr.

"We've also seen some very good results from some of our more disadvantaged students."

Dr Phil Ingram, who is CEO of the multi-academy trust, added: "Today reflects a whole new atmosphere about the school.

"When I first stepped into this school three years ago, it was in trouble, but this is totally different."

Ellie Young, 16, managed to get two 6 grades, one 7, two As and two Bs and will be going on to study Physics, Maths and French at Southmoor, which has a link-up with Sandhill.

Her mum Emma, a governor at Sandhill, said: "When Ellie first started the school was in special measures but what's happened since is just phenomenal."

Head boy Lewis Charlton, 16, said he was "speechless" after getting A grades in two subjects he is taking at A-Level.

"I've managed to get a scholarship with Sunderland AFC so I'll be studying there," said Lewis.

"I'm just really pleased."