Good GCSE grades at Chatteris school

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Happy faces were seen around Chatteris after Cromwell Community College achieved one of its best set of GCSE results.

A total of 62 per cent of pupils at the school achieved the gold standard of five grade A* to C passes - which is a five per cent rise on last year.

Principal Jed Roberts will be going out on a high thanks to these results. After 10 years in the job, Mr Roberts will be handing over the reins to Jane Horn in September.

But Mr Roberts says these results should seen against a “backdrop of Government interference in what was a perfectly legitimate assessment regime midway through the GCSE course.”

He said: “I am really pleased and proud of what all the pupils have achieved and the school as a whole.

“They have been a very focused and really positive. They have had a massive change and have just got on with it.

“We need to view these results against a backdrop of Government interference to remove modules. Everything was put on one exam.

“Cromwell is a successful school and I am proud to have been its principal for the last 10 years. I am absolutely confident that the new principal Mrs Horn, who has helped shape and drive our success so far will continue the upward trend.”

The school’s high achieving pupils are: Ben Millson, Isaac Smy, Danielle Buttriss and Tapiwa Mandebvu, who all achieved at least 10 A* or A grades.