Students and staff at Sandhill View Academy are celebrating after a great improvement in GCSE results. The school added more than 10% to its headline figure for students gaining five top GCSEs moving from 36% to 46% this year and this represents an improvement of 18% in the last two years.
The school became a partner of Southmoor Academy two years ago and the improvements which have included a whole new leadership team and many new teachers have been put down to the improvements which followed.
Dr Phil Ingram who heads both Southmoor and Sandhill View said “the results are really very encouraging, especially as we can confidently predict that next year they are going to be even better. WE are certain that next year Sandhill View will be in the top half of all schools in Sunderland. This is quite an achievement for a school which only two years ago had such disappointing results”.
The school enjoys a special relationship with the Sixth Form at Southmoor where many of the successful GCSE candidates now have places. Teachers believe that the Sixth Form link has become a real motivator for the students who know that they must achieve to progress
Mr Richard Carr, Head of Sandhill View explained “the results are about everyone’s hard work, but there’s more to it than that. The fact is that the results are only one symptom of a school which is undergoing transformation. Alongside the results, we have become a much happier well-ordered environment where pupils recognise and appreciate the improvement in their school. This has become a really optimistic, can-do place where everyone pulls together. Anyone who attends our open evening on 21st of September will be able to see that for themselves.”
Congratulations to all of our pupils. We wish them the best of luck whatever they may be doing in the future.