Mistake in Giles Academy GCSE results figures

I WOULD like to take this opportunity to correct what has recently been said in the local press about the GCSE results at the Giles Academy.

Recent letters by Jayne Coddington (chair of Governors at Haven High Technology College) and Ian Wright (chair of the Interim Executive Board at St Bede’s Roman Catholic Science College) have stated incorrectly that ‘only 13 per cent of the academy gained A*-C in both English and maths’. The correct figure is 51 per cent, the original figure being a mistake by the Government which has now been amended.

I would advise anyone to look at the Department of Education school performance tables (www.education.gov.uk/performancetables).

Ian Widdows

Deputy head teacher

Giles Academy