The Scarborough News

Filey School’s last ever GCSE results confirmed

Provisiona­l KS4 results have been released by the Department for Education

- By Poppy Kennedy Twitter: @poppykenne­dySN

Provisiona­l KS4 results released by the Department for Education have shown the last results Filey School students will ever pick up.

Over 100 students collected their GCSE results in August which marked the end of two years of hard work.

The Mercury revealed at the time the results, which have been confirmed in the provisiona­l results.

Recent results published last week confirm that 40 per cent of students achieved five plus A* - C grades in their GCSEs (or equivalent) including English and maths GCSEs.

These are only provisiona­l results and may change in January.

The school has achieved around the 40 per cent mark for the last five years – ranging from 40 per cent to 45 per cent.

The figures are similar to last year, with only a 1 per cent decrease.

The results came at the end of a final troubled year for Filey School.

Falling below the average for both North Yorkshire and England as a whole, the fresh academy will be looking to improve its academic success.

At the beginning of the school year in September, Filey School reopened its doors as Ebor Academy Filey with a new headteache­r at the helm with high hopes for the future.

Andrew Galbraith was tasked with the job of reviv- ing Filey’s fortunes.

He was appointed during the week the last GCSE results were picked up from Filey School before it was to be transforme­d. Mr Galbraith took over from Dr Sue Morgan in September.

Shortly after being appointed, Mr Galbraith spoke to the Mercury.

He said: “Staff and students have worked hard and I am delighted that it has resulted in some very impressive grades.

“We have solid foundation­s on which to build as Filey School becomes Ebor Academy Filey and a new chapter in the school’s history begins.”

 ??  ?? Filey School before it became Ebor Academy Filey.
Filey School before it became Ebor Academy Filey.

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