Linton Village College is in line for education accolades

Linton Village College students collecting their GCSE reesults
Linton Village College students collecting their GCSE reesults

Linton Village College (LVC) has received national recognition for the value it adds to enable students’ high achievement at GCSE.

A recent in-depth analysis of official Department for Education data on all state-funded schools in England by SSAT (The Schools Network) identified LVC’s success.

The school has qualified for two SSAT Educational Outcomes Awards by being in the top 20 per cent of schools nationally for progress made by pupils between Key Stage Two results at primary school and GCSE results at age 16, and also in the top 20 per cent nationally for high attainment, based on an average of the best eight GCSE results for each student.

LVC principal Caroline Derbyshire has been invited to receive the award at a regional celebration ceremony at Parkside Community College in Cambridge on June 5.

Sue Williamson, chief executive of SSAT said: “LVC should be congratulated for their exceptional achievement.

“These results are testament to the commitment and hard work of the students, teachers and leadership team, and show what can be achieved when skilled teachers have high expectations and ambition for every young person.”

Ms Derbyshire added: “We know that an outstanding education is about so much more than academic results, but we are proud to have been recognised once again as one of the best schools in the country, not only for overall achievement but also for adding value to students’ learning.”

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