Welcoming everyone back to school after the holidays has been a very special occasion and I am delighted also to give a warm welcome to our new Year 7 students. I am certain that their time with us will be as productive, exciting and engaging as it is for all of our students.
As we launch into the Autumn term of a new and very important year in the life of the school and local community, I am delighted to write to you. This week students have sat before me in assemblies and in classrooms and I have been so impressed with the smart appearance and positive attitude and approach to work that has been evident.
Workington Sixth Form has announced a ‘highly encouraging’ uplift in results. Over 47% of A-levels are at grades A* to B, six percentage points higher than in the previous year. Average points scored per subject are 10% higher than last year’s, and a quarter more students achieved an extra grade of progress during this academic year.