Headteacher Matt Eastham has special reason to mark his first full year in charge at Priory Academy.
His year 11 students have just notched up an impressive set of GCSE results, which built on previous successes at the Penwortham school.
With a new state-of-the-art £750,000 science block due to open in September, students proved their aptitude for the individual sciences with 91 per cent of pupils who took biology achieving A*-C in, 91 per cent achieving grade A*-C in chemistry and 96 per cent got A*-C in physics.
In the core subjects, 57 per cent of pupils got a grade A*-C in Maths and English while separately, 66 per cent achieved a grade A*-C in maths while 71 per cent of pupils secured an A*-C in English.
A staggering 86 per cent of those who took further maths got an A*-C grade.
The new science block at the Crow Hills Road premises will have a ceiling with the constellations on it and it was 100 per cent pass rate for those who took the new astronomy GCSE, recently introduced at Priory.
Mr Eastham said: “Pupils at Priory have continued to build on the successes of previous years and produced some impressive GCSE results.”
“As ever, there have been some particularly notable individual performancers, many of whom have achieved A*’s and A’s across a range of subjects, highlighting that individually pupils are pushed to achieve above and beyond their potential and Priory continues to be a school where pupils thrive and succeed. We continue to be proud to be able to provide the best possible opportunities, facilities and care for our pupils to excel in all areas.”
More GCSE result stories will be in tomorrow’s Lancashire Evening Post and on lep.co.uk