Nottingham Academy achieves big rise in performance

Students open their results Credit: ITV News Central

Djanogly City Academy in Nottingham has bucked the national trend and achieved a big rise in the proportion of pupils getting top GCSE marks.

It is a big relief to the inner city school which was under pressure from the Government to improve.

A pupil collects his results from the desk Credit: ITV News Central

In February the Department for Education sent the Academy a pre-warning letter following years of poor performance. It threatened the school with the possibility of the Government stepping in and imposing a new sponsor to take charge.

Tears on results day at Djanogly City Academy Credit: ITV News Central

This morning however the school achieved its best ever set of results with 43% of students gaining 5 A-C grades including English and Maths - up from 34% last year.

Head teacher Andy Kilpatrick said he was delighted in what had been an exceptionally tough year, with harsher marking and shifted grade boundaries.


GCSE results day

Thousands of young people across the Midlands find out their GCSE results.