Happy faces as Trust starts to make a mark at Kirton’s Thomas Middlecott Academy

Luke Thornalley, Katie Frost, Danielle Abell and Tomasz Roszik ANL-150820-144517001
Luke Thornalley, Katie Frost, Danielle Abell and Tomasz Roszik ANL-150820-144517001
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There were lots of smiling faces at Thomas Middlecott Academy in Kirton.

Among those celebrating was deputy head girl Katie Frost, who achieved one A*, one A, three Bs and three Cs.

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Michal Zuk and Akayla Newton ANL-150820-144529001

She said: “I was so nervous this morning, so I’m really relieved with my results, in particular my maths. I’m going to Sixth Form next year and am hoping to go to university after that.”

Tomasz Rosik was also celebrating after receiving one A, one B and five Cs: “I am really pleased. I got an A in Maths, which I wasn’t expecting.”

Charlie Bonner achieved an A, seven Bs and a C. He said: “I did much better than I expected. I have achieved the grades I need for Sixth Form.”

There were also top performances from Akayla Newton and Michal Zuk.

Akayla, with three As, four Bs and a C, said: “I revised every single day in the run up to my exams.

“It was revision, revision, revision. I’m so glad that I got the results I wanted.”

Michal who achieved one A, five Bs and two Cs, added: “I wanted to make my family proud, I’m so happy.”

Paul Ainsworth, chair of the Academy Improvement Board, said: “There is no shying away from the fact that it has been a challenging few years for this school.

“However we have maintained similar results to last year.

“The academy joined the David Ross Education Trust in March 2015 and we have already put a number of initiatives in place to help drive the academy forward.

“Although there is still much to do, next year there will be lots of developments at the academy, as it starts to see the benefits of being part of the Trust’s network.”

Wendy Marshall, chief executive of the Trust, said: “This is an exciting time for Thomas Middlecott students. I have no doubt that the strategies we have now put in place will lead to significant improvements here.

“We have real experience of improving academic outcomes in rural secondary schools.