Boys scoop award for their ‘inspiring’ English results
‘This is a very proud moment for the academy’
A SPECIALIST secondary school based in Bucks has been presented with a prestigious award.
The Chiltern Way Academy, which has campuses in Nairdwood Lane, Prestwood and in Wendover, has won a national Good Schools Guide Award for Best in English Language.
The award was for Best Performance by Boys taking English Language at Cambridge International Certificate Level 1/Level 2, better known as International GCSEs.
The school has been presented with this award by The Good Schools Guide for out-performing all other English comprehensive schools in its category.
The award is all the more remarkable because Chiltern Way Academy is a special educational needs academy.
The prestigious annual awards, which are in their 10th year, are based on a detailed analysis of recent examination results, and are designed to highlight consistently good teaching.
Principal of the Chiltern Way Academy Ian McCaul said: “We knew the IGCSE English results were very good but we did not realise quite how good.
“It is a great achievement for the students and the staff.”
Head of Wendover campus Gary Regan said: “We are absolutely delighted to be acknowledged in this way for our excellence in boys English Language. We believe in our students and are extremely proud of them. Many students arrive at our school feeling rejected and let down by the education system. This award recognises our students potential and hard work, they can achieve and they do achieve. This is a very proud moment for the academy and we are sure it will inspire and encourage many of our current and future students.”
Editor of The Good Schools Guide Ralph Lucas said: “Our annual awards scheme is designed to recognise and reward excellence in teaching in every subject area at both GCSE and A-level or equivalent.
“Our awards give individual teachers and departments where teaching is at its very best the recognition they deserve.”
The Chiltern Way Academy, established in 2010, is a specialist secondary school for boys and girls with social, emotional, communication and interaction difficulties.