Successful academic year for exam pupils

Headmaster Tim Manning paid tribute to the team behind him in his farewell speech at Founder's Day.

Sunday, 17th July 2016, 07:46 am
Updated Wednesday, 13th July 2016, 12:52 pm
Longridge Towers Founders Day 2016 Prizewinning pupils with headteacher Tim Manning, chairman of governors John Smithson and guest Lord James Joicey. Picture by Jane Coltman

“Everybody at the school plays a huge part in making it such a success,” he said. “It is a real pleasure and privilege to work with such a supportive team behind you.

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“The governors, senior management, the teaching staff, the non-teaching staff, pupils and parents have all been an integral part of what has been a very successful and enjoyable time at the school and I thank you all.

“I wish Mr Lee and his family as much joy and happiness Lynn, myself and our two children have had at Longridge and I wish all the pupils the best of luck in whatever you move onto in life.”

On the academic front, he said 2015 had been a successful year both in terms of GCSE and A-Level. Of the A-Level papers taken, more than 20% achieved the top grades of A* and A, and almost 2/3 of the papers were grade C or better. The GCSE cohort also produced impressive results with an 83% pass rate for all papers at grade C or better, with 29% of grades at A* and A.