Beccles Free School students inspired by GCSE excellence

The Department for Education has recently released its validated results for last year’s GCSE performance, confirming Beccles Free School as being in the top 10 in Suffolk and top 10% performing schools nationally for progress. Students at the school have been celebrating this news.

Beccles Free School’s Progress 8 score of +0.44 puts the School amongst the best in the Country, meaning that students achieved nearly half a grade higher in their GCSEs than the national average. Over the past two years, Beccles Free School has worked hard to ensure all students are challenged, and this has led to the best results for progress in the Beccles and Bungay area.

Mr Youngman, Headteacher of the School commented “Parents rightly want to know that a school can deliver strong results before choosing the school for their child. These latest tables confirm we do this. To be in the top 10% nationally is a huge achievement. The strategy of focusing our resources on student outcomes has paid off.”

The School’s progress in English also puts it amongst the top in the country. In addition, the school was set up to challenge and inspire students of all abilities. Students from a Pupil Premium background were in the top 5% in the country.

Looking ahead to their own GCSEs, Head Boy Sam Florido and Head Girl Mia Hopson were left inspired. “Last year we saw how hard Year 11 worked and how well they were supported.  It is great to see the success they have had and with such great support we hope we can do the same.”

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