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Praise from Regional Schools Commissioner

for Progress at GCSE!

We were delighted to start this half term on a triumphant note with a letter from

the Regional Schools Commissioner for the South West Rebecca Clark, congratulat-

ing the Academy on the progress made by students at GCSE.

This new performance measure was one of two implemented this year by the Department for Education to report

on the progress students make from the end of primary school to the end of secondary school across eight qualifi-

cations at GCSE. Progress 8 is intended to encourage schools to offer a broad and balanced curriculum with a fo-

cus on an academic core at Key Stage 4.

Our Progress 8 score positions Kings as one of the region's highest performing schools and the Academy is proud

to be in the top 6% of schools across the country. Ms Clark noted the achievement is all the more impressive as

the new performance measure was only introduced this year and said:

"I never underestimate the sheer hard work which sits behind results like these."

and passed on her thanks and congratulations to all the staff at Kings.

Executive Headteacher Chris Richardson said:

"We are delighted with this endorsement of our work here at The Kings of Wessex

Academy. We have a proven record of academic success with our forward-

thinking curriculum as we strive to help our young people achieve the very best in

their exams."