College is amongst best in the country

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A local college has been named among the 100 best in England.

Linton Village College (LVC) has been named as one of the 100 best state-funded schools in England by the Department for Education.

The school was notified of its achievement in a letter received on Tuesday, March 10.

The listing is based on the school’s students’ results in the English Baccalaureate in 2014.

The college was also listed as the best in Cambridgeshire and was also listed higher than any in Suffolk.

In a letter to LVC’s principal, Caroline Derbyshire, Nick Gibb MP, minister of state for school reform, congratulated the school in the work done by both staff and pupils.

“I would like to congratulate them personally for continuing the drive towards even higher academic standards,” said Mr Gibb.

The English Baccalaureate measures success in the core academic subjects of English, Maths, Science, History or Geography and Modern Languages.

In 2014, 55 per cent of students at LVC gained grade C or above in these subject. This is the best result of any school in Cambridgeshire or Suffolk.

Mr Gibb said: “The subjects reflect the knowledge and skills young people need to progress to further study or to rewarding employment.”

Mrs Derbyshire said: “Linton Village College has always been commended for the breadth of its curriculum and the high achievement of its children.

“To be in the top 100 schools in the country makes us very proud and is a credit to the staff team who work so hard every single day to make LVC the fantastic school that it is,”

Tony Kelly, of Linton Village College, said: “of course, we’re very proud to be recognised like this.

“It’s a nice thing for the staff and for the students who work very hard every day.”