It is celebration time again at Worden Academy where yet again results have improved significantly.
Proud headteacher Chris Catherall said: “We are delighted that our results risen significantly in terms of five or more passes including English and maths.
There were only 37 pupils in the year that have just left and with several appeals already sent to the exam board we are confident that this picture will improve even further with ever pupil counting for nearly three per cent.”
He said the English results were extremely pleasing with 68 per cent of pupils getting a grade C or better.
Science saw a pass rate of 63 per cent, 74 per cent of candidates passed catering studies at C or above and 80 per cent gained a C or better in dance.
Mr Catherall added: “As is the case every year, there are some exceptional hauls for several pupils and Jack Newton gained top marks with three A*s, three As and five Bs.”
Other pupils who are noteworthy include William Newsham with two As, five Bs and four Cs.
Sam Peters got one A, eight Bs and two Cs despite being off school with a shattered wrist for some time while Rhys Pownall collected an A, four Bs and six Cs. Elle James with one A, three Bs and four Cs. Shane Bibby with three Bs and seven Cs.
Jack will be going to college to study A levels in maths, further maths, physics and chemistry.
William is going on to study A levels in maths, physics, business studies and economics.
Olivia Hawkins, with Bs and Cs across the board, has a place on an apprenticeship with South Ribble Borough Council in business administration.
Mr Cathereall said: “We are particularly excited about being oversubscribed for the new intake in September for the first time in many years.
“We have over 130 pupils joining us in year seven as a consequence of improving standards over the last four years.
“The knock on effect of this is that funding will increase and I am really pleased about recruiting nine new staff to start in September.
“Extra English and maths teachers as well as additional staff in science, humanities, languages and learning support.”