Pleckgate High School is celebrating their best ever year for GCSE results.

The Lancashire Telegraph School of the Year achieved a 61% pass rate for students achieving grades A*-C, in both English and mathematics. Last year’s GCSE results put Pleckgate in the top five schools nationally, based on similar schools, these improved results bode well for the school.

This year sees a change in school accountability measures with schools receiving a Progress 8 score measuring progress across a range of subjects comparing students to their peers nationally.

“The School’s Progress 8 score represents significant improvements on last year’s already impressive results, which is a remarkable achievement.”

Students have made impressive progress, particularly in English and mathematics – something Headteacher Mark Cocker is proud of.

Mr Cocker said: “The results are testament to the hard work and dedication of the staff and the students. We are very happy to see these continued improvements with 74% of students making at least expected progress and 48% making better than expected of progress in mathematics, and  76% of students made at least expected progress and 38% made better than expected progress in English”

“We have some outstanding individual results but collectively we have improved progress in all headline areas”.

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