September 02, 2016

Co-operative Academies Enjoy GCSE Success

The Co-operative Academies Trust was today (Thursday 25 August) celebrating an outstanding set of GCSE results.

All four secondary schools that are part of the Trust, which is supported by the Co-op Group, have seen significant improvements in their exam successes against a backdrop of significant falls in pass rates nationally.

The Co-operative Academy of Stoke-on-Trent (CAS) has recorded its best ever set of results while the Co-operative Academy of Leeds (CAL) has seen similar results to last year with strong student progress overall.

The Co-operative Academy of Manchester (CAM) which was already one of the best performing schools in North Manchester has yet again seen enhanced performance by its students while the neighbouring Manchester Creative and Media Academy (MCMA), which joined the Co-operative Academies Trust earlier this year, has seen significant improvement in attainment and progress scores.

Director of the Trust Frank Norris said: “The government has made significant changes to the examination system this year and the emphasis has moved away from the old measure of 5 A*-C including English and mathematics to a Progress and Attainment measure.

“Our early analysis of the more complex data this year suggests stunning improvements in all of our academies and to say I am delighted is an understatement. I am so pleased that the hard work of students and staff appears to have paid off. They all deserve the success.”

"I would also like to invite every Co-op Group colleague who has supported the academies in any way, however big or small, to share in this outstanding success."