The Latest from Park Hall Academy
Park Hall Academy is a very special place of learning, offering its students a life changing educational opportunity. Set in 26 acres, the award winning building provides the perfect learning environment in which to flourish. The facilities are first rate and the huge range of extra-curricular activities on offer is second to none.
The academy’s focus is very much on providing its students with the best possible preparation for their futures.
Park Hall Academy is therefore extremely proud to be able to congratulate its students on their successful examination results at ‘A’ Level, BTEC National, GCSE and BTEC First Levels. They are really proud of all the hard work that made this possible. Examples of outstanding results at GCSE include Samantha Edwards achieving 3As & 6Bs, Zoe Jennings gaining 2As & 7Bs, Ben Beech with 3As &1B, Ellie Cox gaining 2As & 6Bs, Georgia Harper with 1A & 7Bs, Gazal Raii with 2As & 4Bs, Katie Rimmer 4As & 3Bs, Ellisha Sturridge with 5As & 4Bs and Laura Whelan who achieved 4As & 6Bs.
Earlier in the year Park Hall was also thrilled to receive a letter from the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust to congratulate the Academy on its excellent GCSE examination results and naming it as one of the top 20% of schools in England for the progress made by its pupils between their Key Stage 2 results at primary school and their GCSE results at age 16. Alongside being named in the top 100 most rapidly improving schools by the Minister of State for Schools in spring, this news of being in the top 20% of schools nationally was the icing on the cake for the Academy.
Sue Williamson, SSAT’s Chief Executive, said: "Park Hall Academy is one of the best schools in the country in outperforming expectations for their pupils and improving their future prospects… These results are testament to the commitment and hard work of the students, teachers and leadership team at Park Hall Academy and a vindication of their belief in high expectations, good teaching and ambition for every young person.”
At Advanced Level students once again excelled achieving an Average Points Score of 223.1 per Examination Entry this year. This was 13.8 points above last year’s national average of 209.3. Park Hall Principal, Tony Morrison, commented that, “This is another excellent set of results achieved by Park Hall students - which is no mean feat considering that results have been dramatically improving for the last five years. Special achievements were made by Ben Haden who gained A grades in Business Studies and Psychology and a C grade in History, Rebecca Stewart who gained an A grade in Mathematics and B grades in Business Studies and Geography, Louise Hollingsworth who achieved an A grade in Psychology, a B grade in English and a C grade in Biology.
Another outstanding achievement was also made by 10 students who each achieved the equivalent of 3 straight ‘A’ grades in their BTEC Early Years, along with another 2 students in Public Services and 2 more in Media. Special mention goes to Paige Roberts who achieved the equivalent of 3 A grades in Media and an A* in Performing Arts along with Dan Maguire with the equivalent of 3 A grades in Media and an A in ICT. Altogether, over 76% of the students entered gained distinctions in their BTEC courses.
Tony Morrison, Park Hall Academy’s Principal said, “We are very fortunate to have excellent staff at Park Hall Academy. Their work throughout the year in providing numerous high quality learning opportunities for our all our students is reflected in the students’ examination results and the recognition we have received from the Minister of State for Schools and the SSAT. We strive to create a positive ethos which is focused on raising everyone’s self-esteem through reward and recognition. We believe that the more successful students and staff feel, the more successful they will be. We hope you will join us in congratulating our students and staff in achieving this fantastic national recognition.